Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell say more than 742,000 more acres off the Massachusetts coast are being opened for commercial wind energy leases.
The federal government will for the first time sell competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf as it holds an auction for leases for wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
State and federal environmental officials are planning two public meetings to discuss offshore wind power development in Massachusetts.
Todd Gutner sat down with Gov. Deval Patrick to talk about the importance of renewable energy to the Massachusetts economy.
The future of the wind industry off Massachusetts may take shape inside a crookedly-drawn area of ocean about 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
State lawmakers gave every Massachusetts utility the same order in 2008: go buy more power from renewable energy sources.
In part 4 the panel discusses how to compete internationally and still keep pricing competitive.
Massachusetts House lawmakers are weighing a bill designed to streamline the permitting process for wind energy facilities.
In part 2 Senator Kennedy is asked to give his thoughts on healthcare, wind farms and other alternative energy sources.