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Massachusetts has the largest technical offshore wind potential by wind speed, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Two BOEM commercial wind energy leases were auctioned in 2015, one to OffshoreMW, LLC and the other to RES America Developments, Inc. The latter has sold its development rights to DONG Energy.

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State Resources

Title Source/Sponsor Datesort descending
Siemens Signs Contract for Cape Wind Turbines Siemens Dec 23 2013
FAA determination of No Hazard Upheld Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jan 29 2014
Cable Contract for Cape Wind Cape Wind Mar 13 2014
Jon Mitchell Remarks Concerning HN 3698 Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Apr 8 2014
Litigation History of Cape Wind Cape Wind May 2 2014
Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Opinion United States District Court District of Massachusetts May 2 2014
Cape Wind Comments on Dismissal of Town of Barnstable v Cape Wind Lawsuit Cape Wind May 3 2014
New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Brochure Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Jun 1 2014
Proposed Sale Notice BOEM-MA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 18 2014
Cape Wind District Court Ruling Illustrates Challenges Faced in Coordinating Large-Scale Development across Multiple Agencies, Resources and Statutes Venable Oct 9 2014
Cape Wind Contracts Terminated NSTAR, National Grid Jan 6 2015
HD 3217 An Act to Promote Energy Diversity Rep. Patricia Haddad Jan 16 2015
Bill H.2895 189th (Current) An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Jan 20 2015
Interior Department Leases Area Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development US Department of the Interior Jan 29 2015
DONG Energy to Take Over Massachusetts Offshore Wind Lease North American Windpower Apr 8 2015
DONG Energy Acquires RES America Lease Offshore Massachusetts US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jun 12 2015
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Costs Lower Than Projected University of Delaware Mar 15 2016
Cape Wind Associates Denied a Request to Extend Permit for Power Lines Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board Mar 29 2016
Massachusetts House Passes An Act To Promote Energy Diversity Massachusetts House of Representatives Jun 10 2016
Massachusetts Senate Passes Energy Bill for 2 GW of Offshore Wind Power Massachusetts Senate Jul 1 2016
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility V. Abigail Hopper, US BOEM US Court of Appeals Jul 6 2016
Federal Court rules BOEM noncompliance with NEPA in Cape Wind project North American Windpower Jul 6 2016
Massachusetts House Passes Energy Bill for 1600 MW of Offshore Wind Massachusetts Legislature Aug 1 2016
Press Release on Governor Baker Signing Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation Office of the Governor of Massachusetts Aug 8 2016
H.4568, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Aug 8 2016
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
$700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aug 26 2016
Agreement for New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Sep 6 2016
Port Infrastructure: Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford, MA Tufts University Sep 19 2016
Marine Wildlife Survey Results from BOEM and MassCEC Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mass Clean Energy Center Oct 25 2016