News Wrap up for September 2012

Statoil Project Advances Floating Deepwater Offshore Wind in Maine
Offshore Wind Wire
Federal ocean energy regulators are moving forward on a request by Statoil North America Inc. (Statoil NA) to lease about 22.2 square miles of sea space off the Maine coast for a deepwater floating offshore wind project. If approved and ultimately ...

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Six New England States Launch Regional Renewable Energy Initiative

The New England Governors' Conference on July 30 passed a resolution to launch a coordinated regional procurement of renewable energy. The leaders of six states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—have agreed to release a request for proposals (RFP) in 2013 for a significant amount of renewable energy.

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Which States Have The Most Wind, Solar or Biomass? New Maps Tell All
The wind blows on average eight meters or more a second all along the Atlantic Coast from South Carolina up through Maine, which explains why projects such as the Atlantic Wind Connection have momentum.

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Roxbury tax rate plummets due to wind farm

Maine Biz

Roxbury residents seem pleased with their property tax bills this year, largely because of the $610,000 tax windfall the Oxford County town has received from the Record Hill wind farm.

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A View from Glen Hill: Blowin in the wind: Turbines turn rural America 'green'
Wilton Bulletin
The turbines are in a remote area of Maine and lose substantial power as the electricity they generate is transmitted to the grid. That's a knife-edge problem of chicken and the egg, because surely with many of these structures in place, incentives ...

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Bull Hill Wind Power Project Nears Completion


Construction of Bull Hill Wind on the Bull Hill and Heifer Hill ridgelines in Township 16 is about 85 percent complete, said Peter Garrett, site superintendent for contractor Reed & Reed.

As of last week, crews had erected 16 of the 19 Vestas 1.8-megawatt turbines. Boston-based First Wind is the developer of the $76-million project.

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