economic impact

2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Description: 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released the 2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment, which examines the workforce needs and economic impact of the emerging offshore wind industry.

This report presents the results of a comprehensive workforce and economic analysis that estimates the labor needs and economic impacts associated with the planning, construction, and maintenance of offshore wind (OSW) energy in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas (WEAs). Informed by the experience of the OSW industry’s emergence in Europe, dozens of in-depth interviews, and a detailed economic analysis, this report is designed to provide state and regional policymakers with actionable recommendations they can use to maximize the economic benefits of the emerging OSW industry for Massachusetts, its communities, and its workforce.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5 MB
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Maine Establishes the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission

Source/Sponsor: 
Gov. Paul R. Lepage
Creator/Author: 
Gov. Paul R. Lepage
Description: 

Maine Gov. Paul R. Lepage has issued an order establishing the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission to study economic impacts of potential wind turbines, assess the economic impact of expedited wind rules and procedures, and develop recommendations in a written report. Until the report is issued in writing, no permits related to wind turbines are permitted. The order notes that "the scenic vistas and pristine waters of Western Maine, our coast and coastal islands, and our significant avian migratory pathways attract significant tourism to the State."

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Regional Energy, National Solutions- A Real Energy Vision for America

Source/Sponsor: 
Center for American Progress (CAP); Center for the Next Generation
Creator/Author: 
Clean Energy Group; Oxfam America; National Wildlife Federation (NWF); Center for American Progress (CAP); Center for the Next Generation
Description: 

The report focuses on non-fossil fuel driven energy and economic development strategies in six major regions of the country.  For the Atlantic Coast, it recommends extending the production and investment tax credits and continuing the commitment to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM's) Smart from the Start initiative.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Resource Type: 
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The Economics of Making Offshore Wind a Reality in Virginia

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCREC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCREC)
Description: 

Overview of offshore wind cost of energy and opportunities for cost reduction.

 
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
3 MB
Resource Type: 
Presentation
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Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Workforce Skills Needed and Timing of Needs

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCREC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCREC)
Description: 

Overview of offshore wind supply chain and workforce skill needs.

 
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
2 MB
Resource Type: 
Presentation
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Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll New Jersey Analysis

Source/Sponsor: 
Atlantic Wind Connection
Creator/Author: 
Frederick Polls, LLC
Description: 

Analysis of public opinion poll among 800 registered New Jersey voters in September, 2011, including tables and graphs of key results.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011
537 KB
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Atlantic Wind Connection Public Opinion Poll- New Jersey Toplines

Source/Sponsor: 
Atlantic Wind Connection
Creator/Author: 
Frederick Polls, LLC
Description: 

Topline results of public opinion poll among 800 registered New Jersey voters in September, 2011.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011
583 KB
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Statoil Proposed Term Sheet (Redacted)

Source/Sponsor: 
Statoil North America
Creator/Author: 
Statoil North America
Description: 

Statoil's proposed term sheet for a 20-year contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project (nameplate capacity of 12MW).  Statoil estimates that project suppliers will employ approximately 150 full-time jobs in Maine during peak construction, and commits to spend at least 40% of capital and operations & maintenance (O&M) expenditures in Maine.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
565 KB
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Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Order on Rate Impact Limitation Provision [Docket No. 2010-235]

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Creator/Author: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

In this order, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issues its interpretation of the rate impact limitation provision regarding competitive solicitation of proposals for long-term contracts from deepwater offshore wind energy or tidal energy demonstration projects.

 
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Long-Term Contracting for Offshore Wind Energy and Tidal Projects- Request for Comments on Non-Confidential Term Sheet [Docket No. 2010-235]

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Creator/Author: 
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) solicits comments on a non-confidential redacted version of a term sheet for a proposed long-term contract for the output of the Hywind Maine pilot project.

 
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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