Thursday, December 29, 2011

Offshore wind energy hopes still alive in NJ and MA

Despite offshore wind energy's disappointing collapse this week in Delaware, there was some good news for the struggling industry in Massachusetts and New Jersey.

The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that the state public utilities department was right to deny a motion filed by project opponents against a 2009 power purchase agreement between Cape Wind, a proposed 24-square-mile wind farm in the Nantucket Sound, and National Grid which agreed to purchase power from the wind farm.

And, although wind developers seeking to install turbines off the coast of New Jersey face many of the same economic challenges that unhinged Delaware's project, at least one analyst says Garden State lawmakers took steps that could make a big difference.   

Coast Guard to study future of boat traffic, wind farms

A few of our recent blog posts:
Time runs out on Delaware's offshore wind project

Philadelphia now recycling milk & juice containers, too

In NJ, a clash over control of environmental regulations 
EPA report links fracking to groundwater contamination
Energy and environment bills in NJ Legislature on Dec 8 

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