Category Archive: Offshore Wind Energy

Guest Column – Wind farm planning: How to be heard

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hallowell-SHMany fishermen are asking what they can do to preserve fishing opportunities in the wake of ocean wind energy development.  The answer is threefold:  be Read the rest

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First-ever offshore wind energy lease sale scheduled for July 31

North and South Lease Areas within the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Area

WASHINGTON, DC – The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct the first-ever Outer Continental Shelf competitive lease sale for renewable energy developers Read the rest

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New Bedford breaks ground for terminal to support offshore wind construction

State and congressional officials, led by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 6 for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. 
(Eric Haynes/Governor’s Office photo)

NEW BEDFORD, MA – State and congressional dignitaries, led by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 6 for the New … Read the rest

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Guest Column – Wind farms: Ecosystem effects differ depending on species, seafloor features

Turbines that are part of the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of England.  Given that ocean wind energy is a new industry, the long-term effects of wind farms on the benthic and marine environment are not known. (John Williamson photo)

hallowell-SHAs the siting of ocean wind energy projects continues along the East Coast, many fishermen are left wondering how wind energy development will affect fishing Read the rest

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EDITORIAL – Wind farms coming: It’s time to tune in

editorial-SHWith the crises enveloping the groundfish, scallop, lobster, and northern shrimp fisheries, everyone in the Northeast commercial fishing industry is exhausted.  It’s understandably difficult for Read the rest

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England’s wind farm experience offers critical lessons for US fishing industry

BROADSTAIRS, KENT – Looking out over the English Channel on a quiet night in March, the horizon is surprisingly ablaze with lights.  A local fisherman Read the rest

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