Latest Wind power generation News

Offshore wind project seen as key to clean energy gets OK

May. 11, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create enough electricity to power 400,000 homes and is touted by backers as a key piece of America's transition to renewable energy was approved Tuesday by the federal government. The 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind...

Clean megaprojects divide surprise group: environmentalists

May. 03, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America's most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size. As President Joe Biden's administration plans to fight climate...

Gov seeks to broker peace between fishing, wind power

Apr. 28, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor introduced a proposal on Wednesday that would establish a decade-long moratorium on new offshore wind projects in state waters, but would not stop projects in federal waters from moving forward. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, a...

Decision on wind farm delayed over fisheries compensation

Apr. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island coastal regulators, at the request of Gov. Daniel McKee, are delaying a key decision on an offshore wind farm to give the project developers more time to reach a compensation deal with the fishing industry. The Coastal Resources...

Biden plan for cleaner power system faces daunting obstacles

Apr. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If the nation is to meet President Joe Biden's goal of cutting America’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade, it will have to undertake a vast transformation toward renewable energy. And to achieve that, the near-impossible will...

Wind energy firm using buoys to study conditions, animals

Apr. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company planning a wind energy farm off New Jersey's southern coast will deploy two research buoys to study conditions in the area envisioned for its development. The devices from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind will collect atmospheric and...

The Latest: Biden envisions clean energy jobs as summit ends

Apr. 23, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Joe Biden has wrapped up his two-day climate summit, saying the climate crisis has created an opportunity to remake the global...

Utility to build $250M gas-fired power plant in Montana

Apr. 21, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to build a $250 million power plant in Montana as part of an effort to increase its power capacity in the state. The utility announced plans Tuesday for the 175-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Laurel,...

Firm plans line to bring future wind energy ashore in NJ

Apr. 20, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts company plans to build a high-voltage line to bring electricity from a future New Jersey offshore wind farm onto land, and connect it to the power grid. Anbaric, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, has already obtained several permits from...

New facility to build offshore wind turbines comes to port

Apr. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of multiple offshore wind projects in the northeast will build a facility in the port of Providence to assemble the rigs for floating wind turbines. Orsted and Eversource are investing $24 million to build the facility with local...