Wind Power

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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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Cape Wind on the Radio, Listen and call in tonight (11/23/2010)
by Seth Kaplan

Tonight on WBZ radio’s “Nightside with Dan Rea” starting at 9 pm CLF’s Sue Reid will debate Audra Parker, Executive Director of the anti-Cape Wind “Alliance for the Protection of Nantucket Sound.”  The show will run until at least 10 PM and could go longer.  Tune in to AM 1030 or listen live online and…

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Cape Wind Gathers Steam
by Sue Reid

Yesterday’s decision by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to approve a 15-year contract for the sale of half of Cape Wind’s power to National Grid removed yet another major hurdle for the nation’s first offshore wind farm and confirmed what CLF and other project supporters have long known to be true: Cape Wind…

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Portal to Offshore Wind Power: New Bedford named staging port for Cape Wind
by Sue Reid

At an event Wednesday afternoon in New Bedford, Governor Patrick, Congressman Frank, Mayor Lang, Secretary Bowles, Senator Montigny, DOER Commissioner Phil Giudice and a host of other local, state and federal officials together announced that New Bedford’s South Terminal will be developed as a deepwater port to serve the Cape Wind project and other offshore…

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State Support for Electric Vehicles Gets The Green Light- But The Work’s Not Done
by Shanna Cleveland

Tomorrow, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles, will announce new state support for electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them.  This is great news for the environment and the economy. Electric vehicles are a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful…

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Cape Wind’s movin’ on up! CLF applauds MA court’s decision to uphold permit
by Conservation Law Foundation

Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided to uphold the comprehensive permit for Cape Wind’s transmission lines issued by the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)–a welcome and much-anticipated milestone for the nation’s first major offshore wind energy project. CLF has been actively involved in moving the ball forward on Cape Wind throughout its nine-year…