Massachusetts OKs Cape Wind Deal with National Grid

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Cape Wind, the first offshore wind farm ever approved in the U.S., passed another major milestone this week with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with the utility, National Grid, to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits, Timothy Hurst writes in the ecopolitology blog.

If Transmission is for Renewables, Yes-in-My-Backyard: Poll

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May 8, 2009 Wind Energy Daily While a majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their communities, opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those lines are delivering clean, renewable energy from wind, according to a just-released survey from the Saint Consulting Group. Support for new transmission lines leaps from just 46% to 83% when respondents are asked specifically … Read More

Wind Energy Daily reports YIMBYs say yes to transmission if it is for renewables

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The Wind Energy Daily, reporting at the conclusion of the AWEA Windpower 2009 conference in Chicago, picked up the Saint Index flash poll and noted that if Americans are asked about transmission lines for renewable energy, the answer is Yes-In-My-Back-Yard. While a majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their communities, opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those … Read More

NATIONAL SURVEY: OPPOSITION TO POWER TRANSMISSION LINES

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Americans Willing To Say ‘Yes’ For Wind-Generated Electricity ‘No’ to Federal Authority to Site Them in Their Community CHICAGO — May 5, 2009 — A majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their community, but that opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those lines are delivering clean, renewable energy from wind. Support for new transmission lines leaps from … Read More

Drill now, pro-wind interests sound off in Atlantic City on MMS proposed 5-Year OCS report

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By Jay Vincent, Senior Vice President for Energy, The Saint Consulting Group Caution to Listeners: You May Need to Adjust Your Volume You might have thought that the lively energy debate behind such campaign slogans as “Drill Baby Drill!” would have triggered more emotional turnout to the Interior Department’s first extended public comment hearing on use of the Outer Continental … Read More