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Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Massachusetts legislators have proposed a bill that calls for the state to adopt a 100% renewable portfolio standard, according to Environment Massachusetts, a statewide, citizen-funded clean energy advocacy group. Under the legislation, H.D.3357 – filed by State Reps. Sean Garballey, [Read More]

Wanted: Emera Begins Energy Solicitation For Canada-U.S. HVDC Line

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2017

A solicitation process has been initiated for energy to be bundled with transmission capacity on Emera Inc.’s proposed Atlantic Link submarine electricity transmission project. Atlantic Link is an approximately 350-mile submarine high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line that would [Read More]

Massachusetts Pushes Forward On Energy Storage Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is taking action to establish energy storage procurement goals in the state after the agency found such targets “prudent.” In August, Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., signed a comprehensive energy law that, among other [Read More]

Mass. Proves To Be Major Player In Clean Energy Employment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

The clean energy jobs market in Massachusetts has now topped 100,000 workers, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), which says the commonwealth has added 6,317 jobs in the sector in 2016 alone. In addition [Read More]

DONG Splits Bay State Wind With New England Energy Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

DONG Energy is teaming up with New England transmission builder Eversource Energy to jointly develop the Bay State Wind project, a proposed offshore wind farm to be located off the Massachusetts coast. DONG Energy Wind Power U.S. Inc. and Eversource [Read More]

Massachusetts Agency Seeks Help In Exploring Offshore Wind Facilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

In an effort to support near- and long-term offshore wind development, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is seeking proposals from engineering teams that can prepare a ports and infrastructure assessment in order to explore available, underdeveloped waterfront sites in [Read More]

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Announces New Leader

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) recently named Stephen Pike its new CEO and executive director. Pike first joined MassCEC as general counsel in 2013 and began serving as interim CEO in September 2015. Prior to joining MassCEC, Pike practiced [Read More]

Offshore Wind Site Investigations Kicking Off In Massachusetts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 26, 2016

Netherlands-based Fugro has been awarded a contract by Vineyard Wind – formerly named OffshoreMW – to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation for Vineyard Wind’s wind development lease offshore Massachusetts. Fugro’s 105-meter drilling vessel M/V Fugro Synergy will perform the [Read More]

WINDCUBE LiDAR Plays New Role In Advancing Mass. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 24, 2016

A WINDCUBE vertical-profiling LiDAR system has been installed off the south coast of Massachusetts to provide a continuous record of the wind resource across the full vertical rotor span of wind turbines used in offshore wind farms. Woods Hole Oceanographic [Read More]

Deepwater Wind Setting Up Shop In Massachusetts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

In an effort to spur its planned offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast, Deepwater Wind is opening a new development office in downtown New Bedford, Mass. The opening of the new office comes as Providence, R.I.-headquartered Deepwater Wind accelerates [Read More]