Massachusetts to clear hurdle to first offshore wind farm

Massachusetts is set to clear another hurdle on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the largest procurement of renewable energy generation in Massachusetts’ history, including approximately 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy.

Mobile Lab Will Test Energy-Saving Water Technology

Listen to the interview with Steve Pike. Water is not something frequently associated with high tech. But, Massachusetts is home to a growing water technology sector. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a mobile lab to test water treatment technologies in the field.  The $4 million project was funded primarily by the federal government.

With Massachusetts First In Line, the East Coast Gears Up for Massive Offshore Wind Investments

The East Coast of the United States is poised to witness the emergence of an entirely new industry to its shores. Or more literally, just off its shores. After years of preparing, and watching the progress being made in European and Asian waters, a number of East Coast states are doing much more than dipping a toe in the water (the pioneering 30 MW Block Island project by DeepWater Wind represented that initial toe). They are committing to develop as much as 13,000 megawatts (MW)– or 13 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity.

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