Massachusetts

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Massachusetts has the largest technical offshore wind potential by wind speed, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Two BOEM commercial wind energy leases were auctioned in 2015, one to OffshoreMW, LLC and the other to RES America Developments, Inc. The latter has sold its development rights to DONG Energy.

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State Resources

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Tourist Viewshed Externalities and Wind Energy Production Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Jul 28 2017
The 80 Percent Challenge: A Survey of Climate Change Opinion and Action in Massachusetts Barr Foundation Apr 1 2011
Cape Wind Draft Supplemental EIS Available for Comment BOEM Mar 30 2017
BOEM Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale in Massachusetts BOEM Apr 11 2018
Response to Comments and Explanation of Changes to Sale Notice Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 25 2013
Lease Auction Results Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jul 31 2013
Proposed Sale Notice BOEM-MA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 18 2014
Cape Wind Fact Sheet Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 1 2013
BOEM Issues Final SEIS on Massachusetts' Cape Wind Energy Project Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 4 2017
Cape Wind Fact Sheet Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 1 2013
BOEM Announces NOI for Vineyard Wind COP Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Mar 30 2018
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Leasing Area Proposed Sale Notice Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 1 2012
Final Sale Notice of Wind Energy Area Leases Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 1 2013
Marine Wildlife Survey Results from BOEM and MassCEC Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mass Clean Energy Center Oct 25 2016
Cape Wind Comments on Dismissal of Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Lawsuit Cape Wind May 3 2014
Litigation History of Cape Wind Cape Wind May 2 2014
Cable Contract for Cape Wind Cape Wind Mar 13 2014
Analysis of Effects of Wind Turbine Generator Pile Array for the Alternative Site of the Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Aug 18 2006
Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on New England Energy Prices Cape Wind Associates, LLC Feb 8 2010
Appendix 3.8-B: Cape Wind Energy Project Draft Fisheries Report Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 5 2006
Cape Wind Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Diver Survey Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jul 15 2003
Long-Tailed Duck Report Winter 2005-2006 Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 15 2006
Cape Wind Energy Project Construction & Operations Plan (COP) (redacted) Cape Wind Associates, LLC Feb 4 2011
Appendix 3.9-B: Potential Impacts to Predator-Prey Relationships as a Result of the Proposed Cape Wind Project in Nantucket Sound Cape Wind Associates, LLC Sep 12 2006
Cape Wind Seabed Scour Control Mat (SSCS) Installation- Field Report Revised Cape Wind Associates, LLC May 25 2006
Revised Navigational Risk Assessment- Cape Wind Project, Nantucket Sound Cape Wind Associates, LLC Nov 16 2006
Technical Report- Appendix 5.10-F Visual Impact Assessment of Multiple Historic Properties- Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Jun 21 2004
Simulation of Sediment Transport and Deposition from Cable Burial Operations for the Alternative Site of the Cape Wind Energy Project Cape Wind Associates, LLC Aug 18 2006
Update to the Analysis of the Impact of Cape Wind on Lowering New England Energy Prices Cape Wind Associates, LLC Mar 29 2012
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Investigation- Cape Wind Energy Project, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts Cape Wind Associates, LLC Aug 24 2006

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