NECEC in the News

Selling the long-term narrative to the public on the significance of clean energy infrastructure is as important as any technical barriers to infrastructure development, a panel of energy experts emphasized at Greentown Labs on March 21.

Wu parries round of questions at New England Council; Blue Cross pushing back on rising health costs; Wayfair goes brick and mortar; Climate conference coming to town

Clean energy and technology experts from around the world will descend on Boston this June as the capital city hosts the inaugural ClimaTech, a new global leadership conference focused on innovation and emerging technologies that could combat climate change and contribute to economic growth.

Global gathering of climate and tech leaders to be held in Boston plays to the strength of Massachusetts as epicenter of climate technology innovation, investment, and business development.

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its New England Wind lease area.

A self-described “jack-of-all-trades,” Kerry Bowie has tried his hand at a number of jobs while moving through the orbit of environmental fields. Throughout it all, he’s been driven by the goal of putting science to use by and for the broadest possible community.

Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a global leader in green energy investment and in offshore wind development through its affiliate Vineyard Offshore, today announced that the developers have powered up the first five GE Haliade-X turbines for the nation-leading Vineyard Wind 1 project, delivering clean energy to 30,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts. Vineyard Wind 1, the first large-scale offshore wind project in the United States, is now providing approximately 68 Megawatts to the New England grid, delivering a steady stream of clean energy that will help the region meet winter electricity demand. The first large-scale offshore wind project in the United States, Vineyard Wind 1 will be the largest renewable energy facility in New England once fully operational, delivering 806 Megawatts – enough clean electricity to power 400,000 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth.

The Healey-Driscoll Administration today announced that Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind 1, delivered power for the project’s first phase to the New England electric grid. The Vineyard Wind 1 project is the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the nation to begin initial operations. It now has five turbines of the 62 planned operating at full capacity and is currently generating 68 megawatts (MW) of power, enough to power 30,000 homes in Massachusetts.

A coalition of business leaders, clean energy advocates and environmental organisations in the US has launched a campaign to build support for upgrading country’s energy transmission infrastructure.