Monday, April 05, 2010

Renewable Energy News, April 5, 2010

Here's what we're reading today:

Life after Vermont Yankee: Anxiety or relief? | The Burlington Free Press


Reporter Terri Hallenbeck at the Burlington Free Press takes a look at a post-VY Vermont.

Vermont Law School gets $450k for smart grid study (via AP)

Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and Environment receives $450k for research on smart grid technology.

Road Island PUC Rejects Power Purchase Agreement for Off-Shore Wind Project | RenewablesBiz

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission unanimously rejected the PPA negotiated by Deepwater Wind and National Grid for an eight-turbine project off Block Island. The PPA anticipates the turbines would be spinning in 2013, with Deepwater to be paid 24.4 cents per kilowatt-hour, with a yearly 3.5 percent increase thereafter.

The Block Island Times also has more on the reaction to this recent decision.

Green Energy Reporter: Obama’s New Drill

Green Energy Reporter has a round-up of news and commentary on President Obama's recent off-shore drilling announcement and other energy news.

Governor McDonnell Signs Offshore Wind Energy Bills Into Law

Virgina Governor McDonnell today signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia.

It looks like time to build an Atlantic seaboard wind grid | ars technica

A study that will appear in PNAS later this week suggests a radical solution: connect offshore wind up the entire Eastern Seaboard of the US into a single, huge, baseline generating system.

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