Environmental/Marine Use Compatibility

Litigation History of Cape Wind

Source/Sponsor: 
Cape Wind
Creator/Author: 
Cape Wind
Description: 

Cape Wind gives a brief overview of the litigation that the project has been involved in since 2003. Of the 32 cases filed against Cape Wind, 26 ruled in favor of Cape Wind, 5 were withdrawn, and the one ruling against was temporary. 

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Publication Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
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Document

Mass Audubon Position on Cape Wind

Source/Sponsor: 
Mass Audubon
Creator/Author: 
Jack Clark
Description: 

Mass Audubon comes out in favor of the Cape Wind project, with the assurance of additional studies on avian impacts. Their analysis has found that the project does not pose an ecologically significant threat to the living resources of the Nantucket Sound.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document

Cape Wind Final EIS

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
U.S. Department of Energy
Description: 

The U.S. DoE issued the final version of the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Cape Wind Energy Project in accordance with NEPA. It is revised from a previous version from 2009.

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Publication Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Resource Type: 
Document

Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Massachusetts Wind Energy Area

Source/Sponsor: 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Creator/Author: 
W. Musial, D. Elliott, J. Fields, Z. Parker, G. Scott, C. Draxl
Description: 

NREL has provided the technical evaluation and geographical mapping of the three proposed Wind Energy Areas off of the Massachusetts coast. NREL also provides alternative scenarios based on leasing areas and turbine spacing for the areas. 

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5 MB
Publication Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document

Study on Suitable Harbors for Offshore Wind Traffic

Source/Sponsor: 
Clarendon Hill Consulting
Creator/Author: 
Isabel Kaubisch
Description: 

A consulting firm performed a study of 13 Northeast industrial harbors to see which would be suitable for large offshore wind installation vessels, especially jack-up vessels.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document
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Timeline Summary of Atlantic City Windfarm

Source/Sponsor: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Creator/Author: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Description: 

The NJ BPU summarizes the procedural history of the Atlantic City Windfarm application process.


 

 

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Resource Type: 
Document
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NYSERDA Offshore Wind Program Update

Source/Sponsor: 
NYSERDA
Creator/Author: 
NYSERDA
Description: 

NYSERDA presents an update on its work with offshore wind development in New York. the presentation highlights a need for cost-benefit analysis and marine life studies.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Resource Type: 
Document
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New York Energy Highway Blueprint

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Creator/Author: 
New York Energy Highway Task Force
Description: 

The Blueprint outlines 13 actions and policy recommendations to modernize the New York power generation and transmission systems to achieve safety, reliability, affordability, and sustainability goals.  Included is a recommendation to perform resource characterization studies for Atlantic offshore wind development, and an evaluation of cost recovery options, for an estimated $2-$5 million by 2014.

 
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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2012
19 MB
Resource Type: 
Document
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Wind, Weather, and Energy Viewer

Source/Sponsor: 
James Madison University (JMU), Virginia Center for Wind Energy (VCWE)
Creator/Author: 
Timmons Group; Weather Flow, Inc.
Description: 

The application enables users to view current measured and modeled meteorological conditions along the coast and across the waters of Virginia.

 
Resource Type: 
Website
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Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System Environmental Report (ER)/Construction and Operations Plan (COP)- Appendix U Navigational Risk Assessment

Source/Sponsor: 
Deepwater Wind
Creator/Author: 
Tetra Tech EC
Description: 

Appendix U contains a navigational risk assessment of potential risks to navigation safety as a result of the construction, installation, operation, and placement of the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System.

 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012
7 MB
Resource Type: 
Document
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