Vineyard Wind Withdraws From Federal Permitting Process
Noah Asimow
Vineyard Wind has withdrawn its construction and operation plans from the federal permitting process, suddenly throwing the future into limbo for the consortium.
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Ship Surveys Island Waters for Wind Farm
The 151-foot vessel GO Liberty is conducting a geophysical survey of waters east and south of Martha's Vineyard for Mayflower Wind.
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Offshore Wind Farm Developers Agree on Direction
Noah Asimow
In a joint statement, four offshore wind leaseholders in waters south of the Vineyard announced they had agreed on a uniform turbine orientation and spacing for their projects.
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NOAA Raises Concerns About Effects of Wind Farm and Undersea Cables
Noah Asimow
Responding to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s nearly 500-page draft environmental impact statement, NOAA fisheries said in a letter that many of the conclusions lack sufficient evidence and require further examination.
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MVC Closes Public Hearing on Wind Farm Undersea Cables
Noah Asimow
The Martha's Vineyard Commission received an unprecedented amount of correspondence relating to wind farm undersea cables.Of those opposed, the vast majority were from people off-Island.
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Wind Hearing Sees Strong Support, and Some Heat
Noah Asimow
Developers who want to build the nation’s first large-scale wind farm in ocean waters south of Martha’s Vineyard saw strong support and also some criticism at a public hearing before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night.
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State Offshore Wind Contracts Delayed
Landry Harlan
The award of offshore wind contracts with state utility companies has been delayed until May 23.
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President Trump Expands Wind Leases Off Martha's Vineyard
Julia Wells

The Trump administration will expand wind energy leases off Martha’s Vineyard, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced Friday.

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New Partner Joins Vineyard Wind Farm Project
Alex Elvin

One of the largest land-based wind energy developers in the country has acquired a major stake in a wind farm being developed south of the Vineyard.

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Nantucket Sound Wind Farm Plan Stirs Controversy in Cape and Islands
Julia Wells

Nantucket Sound Wind Farm Plan Stirs Controversy in Cape and Islands Region

By JULIA WELLS

Public opinion is beginning to heat up on the Cape and Islands over a proposal for a private alternative energy project that envisions a giant offshore wind farm anchored across some 28 square miles of Nantucket Sound.

The Martha's Vineyard Commission will host a public hearing on the project on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the lower level of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.

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