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Taller wind turbines planned off Ocean City

Nov. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EST

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Developers of two planned wind farms off Maryland’s coast now plan to build turbines more than 200 feet (61 meters) taller than initially proposed. The revised plans are prompting another round of public review the projects, which received state approval in 2017....

Political group proposes renewable energy to power town

Nov. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Progressives in Rhode Island have unveiled a plan to power a town with only renewable energy. The proposal announced Wednesday by the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America is the first part of a larger goal to "fight the climate crisis" and meet all the state's energy needs...

Maine's offshore wind project takes a step forward

Nov. 5, 2019 7:56 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators have approved a power contract for a University of Maine project aimed at testing floating wind turbines near Monhegan Island. The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved a 20-year power-purchase agreement that's necessary for UMaine's Aqua Ventus project....

Vermont farm loses 2k chicken and turkeys in flooding

Nov. 5, 2019 10:27 AM EST

RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farmer says he lost more than 2,000 chickens and turkeys when last week's flood waters inundated their Richmond farm. Bruce Hennessey, of Maple Wind Farm, says they had moved the animals to higher ground prior to the storm that began on Halloween night, but the amount of rain...

Massachusetts selects second planned offshore wind project

Oct. 30, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is forging ahead with plans to develop offshore wind farms despite mixed signals from federal regulators. The Baker administration announced that Mayflower Wind has been selected by the state's electric distribution companies to begin contract negotiations to provide 804...

PSEG eyes 25% stake in Orsted wind energy farm off NJ

Oct. 30, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major New Jersey utility is eyeing a 25% stake in an offshore wind project being planned off the coast of Atlantic City. Public Service Enterprise Group will begin negotiations with Orsted to acquire a quarter of Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project about 15 miles (25...

Military wants more rules for turbines near nuclear missiles

Oct. 29, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities. Department of Defense and Air Force officials outlined...

UMaine to get more funding for offshore wind project

Oct. 24, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is getting more federal funding for a floating platform to support up to a 12-megawatt wind turbine. The grant, announced Wednesday, is expected to be worth about $5 million for UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The center already has...

Competing for space on the increasingly crowded ocean

Oct. 22, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water. Energy, shipping, fishing and conservation groups all need space to operate on the world's oceans, and are bumping up against each other more frequently. All agree the competition is...

Wyoming wind farm project set to clear hurdle

Oct. 22, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Power Company of Wyoming has moved a step closer to clearing a final environmental requirement for its massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Bureau of Land Management recently released the third environmental...