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Cape Wind To Operate Marine Commerce Terminal

Cape Wind will now have a home in New Bedford.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - (L to R) National Wildlife Federation Senior Manager of Climate & Energy Program Catherine Bowes and Mayor Jon Mitchell during boat tour of New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - (L to R) National Wildlife Federation Senior Manager of Climate & Energy Program Catherine Bowes and Mayor Jon Mitchell during boat tour of New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal

New Report On Offshore Wind Power Released By NWF

Offshore wind energy is not only cleaner, it's cheaper.

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savebuzzardsbay,flickr
savebuzzardsbay,flickr

Mayor Mitchell Anticipates More Business After Offshore Wind Announcement

Mayor Jon Mitchell is hoping the efforts the city has taken to break into the offshore wind industry pay off.

The state announced Tuesday four additional leases of over 700,000 acres in Nantucket Sound to be used for offshore wind

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Getty Images Europe
Getty Images Europe

State Announces More Commercial Wind Energy Leases

Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell say more than 742,000 more acres off the Massachusetts coast are being opened for commercial wind energy leases.

Patrick said Wednesday the state ``is poised to lead the charge in offshore wind energy development,'' and gain economic and environmental benefits

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Nuon, flickr
Nuon, flickr

BCC Offering Turbine Training Courses

Bristol Community College is taking the lead, offering young people opportunities for advancement in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

BCC is offering courses for offshore wind construction and maintenance of the turbines to be assembled in the city's South Terminal

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Offshore Wind Still Years Off After First Auction

It will be a few years before energy is generated by any offshore wind farm in the United States, but efforts to get more of the nation's energy from such sources have taken a major step forward: Last week, the federal government for the first time auctioned off leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf.

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TSM

Federal Agencies Discuss New Bedford’s Offshore Wind Involvement

Mayor Jon Mitchell, along with Congressman William Keating co-chaired a meeting Wednesday afternoon, inviting representatives from over a dozen federal agencies stationed throughout the area.

The discussion revolved around the much-anticipated Marine Commerce Terminal Project in the South End, and what resources can be pooled from the collective agencies

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TSM

New Bedford Mayor Creates Offshore Wind Advisory Committee

Mayor Jon Mitchell has assembled a committee aimed at smoothing and streamlining the process going forward with the South End Maritime Commerce Terminal and Cape Wind, LLC.

The Offshore Wind Advisory Committee consists of ten members, each one tied to either alternative energy or manufacturing fields

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