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Feds solicit bids for wind farm off coast of NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government says it will auction off the rights to build an electricity-generating windfarm on 81,000 acres of ocean off the coast of New York and New Jersey. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the lease sale Tuesday. Officials say seven companies have expressed an interest so far in bidding for the lease on the waters, ...

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Hearing set in Mandan on proposed $153 million wind farm

Mandan, wind farm

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing in Mandan on a proposed $153 million wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Oliver and Morton counties. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources is planning a wind farm of up to 48 turbines and associated facilities on about 34 square miles in northeastern Morton ...

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Lake Erie wind farm gets $40M federal construction grant

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs. Democratic U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo and other officials announced Friday that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. will receive the U.S. Department of Energy money over the next three years. The company plans to build six wind ...

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UMaine’s offshore wind project gets another boost

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind power pilot project has officially been selected to join a federal government demonstration program. The Aqua Ventus was originally passed over for a $47 million grant, but the Department of Energy awarded some funding because the project showed promise. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Friday that the project ...

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$3.7M grant awarded to Lake Erie wind turbine project

Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.7 million grant to a company doing engineering work on a proposed wind turbine project in Lake Erie. Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. is aiming to build a 20-megawatt demonstration wind farm in the lake northwest of downtown Cleveland. Current cost estimates are between $120 million and $128 million. ...

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NY comptroller: 2 companies agree to pursue renewable energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s comptroller says the retailers Best Buy and Nordstrom have agreed to increasingly use renewable energy in their operations and supply chains. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of the New York pension fund that’s an investor in both companies, says Wednesday he has withdrawn shareholder proposals that asked they set measurable goals for increased use or ...

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Companies propose deep-water wind turbines off Hawaii shores

offshore, wind turbines, Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Their plans would use technology that floats the tall turbines ...

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