Vineyard Wind Gets Federal Approval | New MA Wind RFP | Plant on Hold
The big news this week was the federal approval of the Vineyard Wind project. We have several stories on that below.
Some recent news stories have noted Massachusetts is falling behind other states on offshore wind procurement. But this week the Commonwealth launched a new RFP for up to 1600 MW of offshore wind.
On the other hand, plans for a natural gas peaker plant in Peabody, MA have been put on hold.
That’s the recap for this week. Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!
Feds Give Final Approval to Vineyard Wind, State House News Service via WGBH
BOEM Approves 800-MW Vineyard Wind I, RTO Insider
Vineyard Wind approval injects fresh optimism into offshore wind industry, Energy News Network
U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns, Washington Post
Massachusetts Port Authority revisiting climate action plans, Gloucester Times
Lawyer faults ‘men’s-club’ dynamic in Mass. v. EPA account, (subscriber content) Greenwire
NY to launch large-scale renewable energy projects, The Daily Orange
State begins 3d procurement for offshore wind, CommonWealth Magazine
Massachusetts launches 1.6GW offshore wind tender, Windpower Monthly
Biden wants to move energy offshore, but choppy seas are ahead, Washington Post
Early Solar Adopters Oppose Mass. REC Program Change, RTO Insider
Most Toyotas Will Still Use Gasoline in 2030, Company Says, Wall St. Journal
NorthStar to ship Vermont Yankee’s low-activity wastewater to Idaho, American Nuclear Society
Markey, Warren ask NRC for stricter conditions at Seabrook Station, Gloucester Daily Times
Plans for Peabody power plant on hold, Salem News
Wednesday is deadline for transmission lines to New York City, Albany Times Union