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Offshore Partnership
Offshore Partnership
BOSTON (AP) _ Eversource Energy says it has acquired a 50 percent ownership interest in a proposed offshore wind farm off the Massachusetts coast. Officials said the project, known as Bay State Wind, would be located about 15-25 miles south of Martha's Vineyard and when completed could generate enough electricity to power 1 million homes in the state...
Offshore Wind Vs. Wildlife
Offshore Wind Vs. Wildlife
New studies suggest that endangered marine species would not be significantly impacted by the construction and use of offshore wind farms off the Massachusetts coast. The state and federal studies released this week were based on observations of whales, turtles, and marine birds over a period of four years in federally designated wind energy areas south of Martha's Vineyard...
Senate Energy Bill
Senate Energy Bill
BOSTON (AP) — Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill designed to ramp up the state's reliance on renewable sources of energy, including offshore wind and hydropower. The plan detailed Friday establishes more aggressive energy targets than a similar bill approved by the House earlier this month...
House Approves Energy Bill
House Approves Energy Bill
BOSTON (AP) — Legislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the state's energy mix has overwhelmingly passed the Massachusetts House. The bill approved Wednesday on a 154-1 vote would require utilities to solicit long-term contracts for importing an additional 1,200 megawatts each of Canadian hydroelectricity and offshore wind...