UMass Dartmouth, BCC report quantifies offshore wind’s economic impact

A report released Thursday attaches big jobs and economic output numbers to the state’s expected offshore wind sector.

Deploying 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy — the statutory directive included in a 2016 law — will generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic impact in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center report authored by Bristol Community College, UMass Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

New Massachusetts report finds 1600 MW of offshore wind would create thousands of jobs

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has released a report on the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry, finding that the deployment of 1,600 MW of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job years — defined as one person working full-time for one year — during construction over the next 10 years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts.

Report: 1.6 GW Of MA Offshore Wind Equals Thousands And Thousands Of Jobs

According to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the deployment of Massachusetts’ required 1.6 GW of offshore wind is estimated to create between 2,270 and 3,170 job-years during construction over the next 10 years, as well as generate $675 million-$800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts offshore bounty

Offshore wind development off the coast of Massachusetts could be worth between $1.4bn and $2.1bn to the US state over the next 10 years, according to a new report.

The report – 'Offshore Wind Workforce Report' commissioned by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) – said that the deployment of 1.6GW of offshore wind capacity could create between 2270 and 3170 jobs.

Massachusetts officials to detail $4 million in grants to 36 cities and towns for more efficient water treatment plants

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, along with a bevy of state and local officials, will be at the Ware High School Auditorium Thursday to announce the awarding of $4 million in grants to 36 cities and towns.

Southwick’s Zoo celebrates Earth Week with new HVAC system

When it comes to the future of clean energy, Southwick’s Zoo is literally on the forefront in Massachusetts.
The zoo became the first commercial location in the state to take advantage of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MCEC) reimbursement program, where they’re receiving about $63,000 in return for its newest technology – a geo-thermal heating unit.

 

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