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Deepwater Wind
  • Published
    March 3, 2011

    Monhegan wind project awaits federal assessment

    A draft environmental assessment for the University of Maine's proposed DeepCWind project off Monhegan is awaiting Department of Energy reviews and revisions. An e-mail message from National Environmental Policy Act specialist Laura Margason to Rockland resident Ron Huber said the assessment would probably be posted for public review and comment sometime between mid-March and mid-April. At that point it would ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2011

    Wind energy conference offers deepwater discussion

    The University of Maine has announced an addition to the Maine Wind Working Group's Maine Wind Energy Conference, Jan. 24 and 25 in Augusta. Speaker topics in the conference's offshore wind track include the economics of offshore wind, critical path permitting issues, the results of a statewide public opinion survey, and other issues essential to the development of the industry. The Maine Wind Energy Conference ...

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    DeepCWind prepares for Monhegan turbine test

    Maine is moving rapidly -- but carefully -- toward its goal of becoming the leader in deepwater offshore wind production. That was the message delivered by two keynote speakers and four panels of academics, government officials and representative of for-profit and nonprofit businesses at the First Annual Maine Offshore Wind Conference, Oct. 19, at Point Lookout in Northport, sponsored by the DeepCwind Consortium...

  • Published
    October 5, 2010

    Comment period extended for Monhegan wind study project

    The comment period for a U.S. Department of Energy proposal to award funding to the University of Maine to construct, deploy and retrieve one-third scale floating wind turbines within the deepwater offshore wind test site in the Gulf of Maine approximately two miles south of Monhegan Island has been extended until Oct. 18. Comments should be sent by e-mail to kurt-rautenstrauch@go.doe.gov or to the address ...

  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Sharing the bottom: Maine Fishermen’s Forum looks at wind energy

    Energy technology developer Des FitzGerald of Camden said March 6 that deepwater wind turbines should have little effect on the way fishermen operate. He defined deepwater as water that is more than 200 feet deep. FitzGerald is vice president of business development for Seattle-based Principle Power, which develops technologies used in the wind power industry. He was one of seven panelists who addressed the ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2010

    Wind power opponent seeks to block consortium’s role in court case

    A Rockland environmental activist has asked the court to block a wind power consortium from intervening in the case he has filed to block a demonstration project off Monhegan Island. Ron Huber filed papers Feb. 5 in opposition to a request by DeepCWind Consortium to be an intervener in the case he filed Jan. 26. A motion to allow both the University of Maine and DeepCWind to intervene was filed Feb. 5 in Knox ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Environmental activist asks court to halt offshore wind power project

    A Rockland man, who for much of the past two decades has tackled a variety of environmental issues, has gone to court to halt the proposed demonstration wind power project off Monhegan Island. Ron Huber claimed in his appeal filed Jan. 26 in Knox County Superior Court that the designation of waters off Monhegan as a test site violates his constitutional rights to practice his religious stewardship of Penobscot ...

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