Gov.-elect Grisham: "I climbed a wind turbine and won" | NYSERDA-led consortium plans offshore wind R&D trajectory | BOEM: N.Y. Bight could support up to 9.6 GW of offshore wind
November 16, 2018
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Gov.-elect Grisham: "I climbed a wind turbine and won"
Voters used the midterm elections to select leaders who are focused on ending climate change and doing it, in part, with the use of wind and other clean energy sources, writes governor-elect and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M. "By embracing clean energy across the country, we can create more and better jobs, protect the air our children breathe and the water they drink, and keep electricity more stable over time," she writes.
USA Today (11/16) 
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NYSERDA-led consortium plans offshore wind R&D trajectory
The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium -- a federally funded nonprofit administered by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority -- has released a report outlining several areas to focus on as the US scales offshore wind research and development. The consortium "is a symbol for the rest of the world that the US is serious about establishing a leadership position in the rapidly growing global offshore wind industry," NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton says.
ReNews (UK) (11/15) 
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BOEM: N.Y. Bight could support up to 9.6 GW of offshore wind
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has filed a draft plan for developing tracts of ocean space off the coast of New York and New Jersey. It says that the New York Bight region could support an installed offshore wind capacity up to 9.6 gigawatts.
WorkBoat (11/15) 
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Why Bosses Cut Some Employees Slack for Bad Behavior
The same transgression can lead to different consequences for different employees. Learn more about why this happens and the ethical implications for both managers and employees from this research by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Project Focus
Invenergy hosts information session for N.Y. project
Invenergy took the next step to advanced its Number Three Wind project in New York on Wednesday when it hosted an information session to gather input and share details with the public. Manager of Renewable Development Marguerite Wells explained how the project would coexist with Fort Drum.
Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.) (11/15) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Mass Audubon exec dispels myths regarding turbines, birds
Wind turbines are responsible for a much smaller share of bird deaths than building glass, cats and other causes related to humans, contrary to misconceptions spread by President Donald Trump and others, writes Jack Clarke, director of public policy and government relations at Mass Audubon. Wind and other clean energy sources can mitigate a much more serious threat to birds -- climate change, he writes.
North American Windpower online (11/15) 
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Aquanis wins $3.5 million Energy Dept. grant for wind R&D
The Energy Department has awarded Rhode Island-based Aquanis $3.5 million to research and develop new technology that will increase the efficiency of wind machines. "Aquanis is committed to helping the wind industry continue the historic improvement in turbine technology, which is key to reducing the cost of wind energy and increasing wind penetration in the grid energy market," says CEO and founder Neal Fine.
The Providence Journal (R.I.) (free registration) (11/15) 
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Danish company plans foray into US offshore wind
Denmark-based engineering and environmental science specialist COWI has signed a consultancy contract with Vineyard Wind, expanding its footprint in the US and the state of Massachusetts. It says it hopes to be involved in the construction of 10 gigawatts worth of installed offshore wind capacity.
Offshore Engineer (11/15) 
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Policy Watch
Neb. county lifts moratorium on wind, passes new rules
The Madison County Board of Commissioners in Nebraska has lifted a moratorium barring new wind development and passed new regulations that are tighter in some ways. Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning expressed support for the industry and its ongoing cost declines.
The Norfolk Daily News (Neb.) (11/15) 
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