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Maine Offshore Wind: Statoil Public Meetings Scheduled
by Ivy Frignoca

This January, my colleague Sean Mahoney and I met with representatives of Statoil to discuss whether the international energy company – a leading operator of offshore oil and gas fields – might develop a floating wind turbine project, known as Hywind, off the Maine Coast. Ivy recently exchanged emails with Statoil representatives, who confirmed that they will proceed with the project.

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Stand Up for Cape Wind at MA DPU Public Hearings
by Sue Reid

Starting tonight, public hearings will be held around the state on the Cape Wind / NSTAR long-term power purchase agreement. These hearings provide a key opportunity for people to attend and voice their support for this critically important and long-overdue clean energy project. Note that these hearings are not an opportunity for resurrecting a tired old debate regarding whether or not Cape Wind should be…

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Massachusetts and Federal Government Team Up to Tap Abundant Offshore Wind Energy Resource
by N. Jonathan Peress

Earlier today my colleague Sue Reid, VP & Director of CLF Massachusetts, joined state and federal officials to announce the latest milestone for obtaining plentiful and clean renewable wind energy from the Outer Continental Shelf offshore of Massachusetts. Specifically, they initiated the process for developers to begin leasing and site assessment, and for data gathering and public input, to facilitate off shore wind deployment in an area approximately 12 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and 13 nautical miles southwest of Nantucket. The “Call Area” as it is termed, was identified following consultation with ocean users, such as fishermen and other stakeholders, through an intergovernmental renewable energy task force led by Massachusetts officials.

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Commonwealth’s Highest Court Affirms Cape Wind Power Contract Approval
by Ben Carmichael

In the wake of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s rulings today upholding the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ approval of a long-term power purchase agreement between the Cape Wind offshore wind project and electric utility National Grid, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following statement from Sue Reid, VP and director, CLF Massachusetts.

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Joint Statement on the Pricing of Power from Cape Wind
by Brian Barth

The news this week that National Grid has officially filed its contract proposal with Cape Wind is great news for everyone in our state who breathes the air and believes we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels in general.