Wind Energy

Commonwealth Wind appeals ‘capricious’ DPU contract decision

Commonwealth Wind parent company Avangrid has said for months that increases in commodity prices, rising interest rates and supply shortages mean that its 1,200 megawatt renewable energy project “cannot be financed and built” under the terms.

Grant targets offshore wind work: ‘Our residents are not the ones getting the jobs’

“We are going to put our people in these unions. This is a new industry, but we don’t want the same, old problems. The historic discrimination. If we’re at the table, that won’t happen. But right now, we’re not.” — John “Buddy” Andrade, executive director of the Old Bedford Village Development Corp.

Mayor, city leaders call on Healey to fight for offshore wind business

Letter: “Every East Coast state is now actively competing for investment, and nearly all of their governors have proclaimed that their state will become the industry’s epicenter.” And, other states “have competed more aggressively than Massachusetts.”

Wind energy developer files to scrap power agreements

Declaring the project “cannot be financed and built” under existing contracts, Commonwealth Wind asked Massachusetts regulators to dismiss the power purchase agreements it reached with utility companies.


The birth of a new American industry

In Episode 1 of the “Windfall” podcast, New Hampshire Public Radio examines the potential for wind power to reshape our energy future.

America’s would-be first wind farm

In Episode 2 of the “Windfall” podcast, New Hampshire Public Radio looks at how Cape Wind’s failure laid the groundwork for the industry’s explosive growth today.

Angling to become the wind capital of America

What does New Bedford stand to gain from the nation’s coming offshore wind boom? In Episode 4 of the “Windfall” podcast, New Hampshire Public Radio looks at big promises coming from industry leaders.

Alternative energy goes corporate

Is the environmental movement ready to welcome Big Oil and devoted capitalists into its ranks? At what cost? Episode 5 of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Windfall” podcast explores.

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