Bruce Mohl at Commonwealth Magazine takes a close look at how a single-purpose opposition group that receives a quarter of its funds from Bill Koch, is bankrolling the Town of Barnstable's legal appeals of government approvals of Cape Wind. Click here to read the article
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Matthew Wald of the New York Times explores how the addition of more wind power and offshore wind could help reduce winter cold snap natural gas price spikes and supply shortages in New England, Cape Wind President Jim Gordon is quoted.
The day after President Obama mentioned Siemens USA in his State of the Union Speech, Fox Business News interviewed Siemens USA CEO Eric Spiegel to talk about his company's plans in the U.S. One of the topics they discuss is offshore wind power and Mr.
The Danish Wind Energy Association has announced that Denmark now gets 30% of its electricity from wind, with offshore wind set to drive most of their growth on the way to their goal of 50% wind. Click here for the announcement.
From President Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address:
"...We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.
The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.
Reuters is reporting on two significant new reports on climate change -- in 'Impact of climate change hitting home, U.S. report finds', Reuters reports how climate change is already significantly impacting every region of the United States according to a draft 1,146 page report of the U.S. National Climate Assessment, commissioned by the U.S.
Readers have spoken, and by an overwhelming margin the biggest local business story of 2012 was NStar’s merger with Northeast Utilities that also included an agreement to buy power from the controversial Cape Wind project. Here are the others that rounded up the top five:
...The American Wind Energy Association’s conference exhibition hall was full of European and multinational firms that are busy plunging scores of turbines into their waters. German developers talked about how the industry has transformed rusting homeland harbors into bustling ports, while British officials boasted that industry investment in offshore wind will leap from $8 billion in the last decade to $80 billion in the next eight years.
Representatives of American firms could only watch wistfully and wish the US government cared as much about wind energy as Europe does.
"...The good news is that many of the pieces are falling into place, including here in the Bay State; after 10 years of debate, the Cape Wind project is on track to cross the finish line in 2013. In addition, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified two formal wind energy areas off our coast covering nearly 1,000 square miles, with leases to be offered for sale by competitive auction in 2013.
BOSTON, MA – Cape Wind secured another major milestone today with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.