Deval Patrick unveils big push for wind power
Friday, Jan 16, 2009
Governor Deval Patrick has set an ambitious goal to dramatically increase the state’s reliance on wind power over the next dozen years. By 2020, Patrick wants the state to produce 2,000 megawatts of wind energy, enough to power 800,000 homes.
The state has just nine major wind turbines now, producing less than seven megawatts of power annually. There are another 300 turbines in the planning stages, including the proposal by Cape Wind Associates to build 130 windmills across 25 miles of federal waters in Nantucket Sound.
Patrick said going from seven megawatts to 2,000 in just over a decade will draw new business and jobs to the state and help make Massachusetts a leader in the development of clean energy technology.
Source: Boston Herald
Other Renewable News
- Availon lands new maintenance contract for Vestas® turbines
- EnviroGroup installs Australia’s largest grid-connected Enphase microinverter project in conjunction with Yingli Solar
- New Solar plant in El Centro, California starts operations
- GE Energy Financial Services progresses in solar with completion of investment in one of the world’s largest PV plants, in CA
- Etrion and Total secure financing with OPIC for 70 MWp Salvador solar project in Chile
- SunEdison interconnects more than 68 MW (DC) of new solar in Ontario during 2013
- TCEC-led report finds renewable energy and natural gas both play substantial roles in future Texas electric market
- Geotechnical survey on Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm site