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Getting Down to Business – Renewable Energy Business !
by Seth Kaplan

Stateline, the excellent online news service of the Pew Center on the States reports on the continuing interest and efforts to develop renewable energy across the nation, even where Republican governors face pressure to change course because of misconceptions that renewable energy efforts are based solely on an environmental agenda.

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You DO need an engineer to tell you that we can handle it if the wind blows (and makes lots of electricity)
by Seth Kaplan

CLF is a founding member of Renewable Energy New England (RENEW), a collaborative between the renewable energy industry and the environmental community.  After ISO-NE (the operator of the New England electricity grid) gave a press briefing about a report on “wind integration” yesterday, RENEW issued the following statement, check it out: Renewable Energy New England…

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Live from offshore Wind Energy Conference in Boston
by Seth Kaplan

Pretty amazing turnout at the American Wind Energy Association Offshore Wind Energy Workshop in Boston.   This is a very big room – and it has a A LOT of people in it.  Apparently pre-registration was over 650 people and more were registering at the door. One of the two keynote speakers was the Massachusetts Secretary…

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Making it easier to site wind energy generation in Massachusetts . . .
by Seth Kaplan

A pending bill in the Massachusetts legislature would set up a reasonably good system for facilitating the siting of wind energy facilities in Massachusetts.   Conservation Law Foundation and a group of allies have placed on the public record a letter supporting this bill and responding to issues raised by opponents.   We urge Massachusetts residents to…

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Imagine Vermont Covered in Oil
by Noah Chesnin

On August 21st, the Thai based energy company PTTEP announced that a “crude oil gas leak incident occurred” in the Timor Sea about 155 miles northwest of Western Australia.  The energy company’s press released continued that “the size of the spill is not known.  Aproximately 40 barrels of oil were discharged from the wellhead in…