Offshore Wind Coalition Building Momentum

Wind could meet much of Massachusetts and New England’s power needs in coming years by Bonnie Bain “Enough for us all.” These are the words on a delightful sunny poster in our baby’s room given to me by a Danish friend. Danes made the poster to educate and garner support for renewable energy. A pioneer … Continue reading Offshore Wind Coalition Building Momentum

One step closer: First American offshore wind turbines installed

Installation is now complete at the new Block Island wind power facility. On August 8, one member of the team tweeted, "I think it now qualifies as a 'farm' -2nd turbine completed last night #BlockIslandWindFarm@DeepwaterWind " From the blog of Greg Alvarez, on the American Wind Energy Association's website (awea.org) -- American offshore wind power … Continue reading One step closer: First American offshore wind turbines installed

From the Mass. Climate Action Network: the Energy Omnibus Bill is in the House TODAY

[Below are detailed ideas on what to ask for in the bill, and a link to find out who your Mass. elected officials are.] ------------------- Massachusetts has been a national leader on clean energy,  but now are at a crossroads: we are poised to invest billions of dollars to replace retiring power plants and make … Continue reading From the Mass. Climate Action Network: the Energy Omnibus Bill is in the House TODAY

Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in U.S.

An interesting proposal for huge wind turbine blades…the length of which would be greater than two football fields…could mean 50-megawatt turbines for offshore use. Sandia National Laboratories is researching the extreme-scale blades for the Department of Energy. Most wind turbines presently yield between one and two megawatts, so this would be an enormous jump in … Continue reading Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in U.S.

Maine offshore wind project still faces money hurdles, despite federal grant

Maine recently received $3.7 million to develop a floating, deep-water wind farm, but needs much more than that to get the project going. Their goal is to win the full $47 million grant from the DOE, which would attract enough private investors to finance the $100 million project. [This article is from November, 2015; if anyone … Continue reading Maine offshore wind project still faces money hurdles, despite federal grant

Look at this wonderful blog post from the National Wildlife Federation…

The survival of many species has been challenged by climate change. It's really good news to hear that the National Wildlife Foundation is not only advocating for all the species gone (and all those that still may yet be lost), but also for renewable energy power sources as a possible solution for global warming/species extinction. A replacement … Continue reading Look at this wonderful blog post from the National Wildlife Federation…

Ontario IESO Contracts for Large Scale Battery Storage

#greenenergy From Solar Thermal Magazine: SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO, ​IMERGY POWER SYSTEMS VANADIUM TECHNOLOGY ​S​unEdison, Inc., ​recently ​announced that it signed ​an agreement to supply battery storage to the province ​of Ontario​.​ ​This is to insure everyone in the province gets the electricity they need​ as it's needed​, ​and to smooth the power flow from wind … Continue reading Ontario IESO Contracts for Large Scale Battery Storage

Wind turbines now produce enough power to energize 19 million U.S. homes

Thanks to Ron Martino on the facebook page, Essex Coastal Wind Forum, for bringing our attention to this story by Lulu Chang on December 29 for Yahoo News. 2015 was a good year for wind power in the U.S. About five percent of our total electricity generated comes from wind power at this point in time. … Continue reading Wind turbines now produce enough power to energize 19 million U.S. homes

5 Climate And Clean Energy Charts From 2015 You Need To See

It's good to finally start hearing some good news about the climate. The big question, of course, is if we can make enough of a difference in time to prevent catastrophic climate change. Note that a few of these charts do not bear good news. Think Progress contributor Joe Romm, on Dec. 17: My candidate for the top … Continue reading 5 Climate And Clean Energy Charts From 2015 You Need To See