Cape Wind Pulls Out of Nantucket Sound Wind Farm Project
Bill Eville
Cape Wind has officially pulled out of its bid to develop a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, bringing an end to the controversial project.
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Wind Farm Surveys Begin Off Martha's Vineyard
Alex Elvin

As wind farm developers begin to jockey in earnest to build projects in waters off the Vineyard, a new round of surveys related to a turbine project south of the Island is set to begin this week.

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Two New Companies Vie for Remaining Wind Farm Leases
Alex Elvin
Interest in offshore wind energy in the Northeast continues, with two companies vying for the remaining leases in the Massachusetts wind energy area south of the Vineyard.
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As Ocean Wind Farms Near Reality, Plots Thicken
Alex Elvin

With offshore wind developers inching their way through the federal permitting process, government and company representatives stopped by the Vineyard this week.

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Survey Work Begins in Offshore Wind Area

Surveys of a future wind energy site south of Martha’s Vineyard are beginning Sept. 23, according to a notice to fishermen.

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State Energy Bill Seen as Boost for Offshore Power, Setback for Cape Wind
Alex Elvin

A landmark energy bill passed in the final hours of the legislative session Sunday opens the door to offshore wind energy, but prevents Cape Wind from competing for state-required energy contracts.

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Fishermen Give Cold Shoulder to Offshore Wind Developer
Alex Elvin

A representative from Denmark’s largest energy company had a chilly reception in Chilmark this week as commercial fishermen and others discussed a proposed wind farm south of the Vineyard.

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Wind Farm Development South of the Vineyard Begins to Pick Up Speed
Steve Myrick

As waters off the Vineyard begin to attract strong interest among wind energy developers, legislation now before Massachusetts lawmakers would spur significant changes in the way local consumers buy power from renewable energy sources.

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Update on Offshore Wind Plans at Vineyard Power Annual Meeting
Alex Elvin

Vineyard Power is entering a new phase in its plans to develop a wind farm south of the Vineyard. Having successfully partnered with developer Offshore MW to secure a lease on 167,886 acres in January, the Island-owned energy cooperative is now focusing on public outreach.

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Rhode Island Ferry Company Lands Wind Farm Contract
Alex Elvin
Rhode Island Fast Ferry has partnered with Deepwater Wind to build a new transport vessel for technicians working on the country’s first offshore wind energy project, located between Block Island and the Vineyard.
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