Energy & Climate Change Planning

Delaware Climate Change Action Plan (DCCAP)

Source/Sponsor: 
Delaware State Energy Office; Delaware Climate Change Consortium (DCCC)
Creator/Author: 
University of Delaware (UDEL), Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP)
Description: 

In this Action Plan, the Delaware Climate Change Consortium (DCCC) developed a set of policy options to reduce Delaware's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 7% below the 1990 level by 2010. Included is a call for the implementation of a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which could utilize wind power and other renewable sources to generate a minimum of 1% of Delaware's electricity generation.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2000
957 KB
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2011 New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP)

Source/Sponsor: 
State of New Jersey
Creator/Author: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU); Rutgers University Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy (CEEEP)
Description: 

In this updated Energy Master Plan (EMP), the Christie Administration affirms its commitment to the renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) of 22.5% of energy from renewable sources by 2021, and aspires to fulfill 70% of the Stateメs electric needs from モcleanヤ energy sources by 2050. The Christie Administration supports the Board of Public Utilities' (BPU) due diligence process to safeguard the economic interests of ratepayers while promoting job creation and environmental benefits associated with offshore wind. The BPU is confident that the target objective of 1,100 MW of offshore wind generation by the end of 2012 is achievable.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
2 MB
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Building an Infrastructure for Ocean Based Renewable Energy in the Southeast U.S.: Phase 2C- Offshore Wind Energy Transmission Study

Source/Sponsor: 
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE)
Creator/Author: 
EnerNex
Description: 

The report provides details of transmission requirements for gigawatt scale implementation of off-shore wind generation off the coast of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Based on the production cost simulations, adding 8.5 GW of offshore wind requires some local reinforcement, but probably wouldnメt require significant new onshore transmission lines.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2011
3 MB
Resource Type: 
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Wind Energy in Massachusetts: 2,000 MW by 2020

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)
Description: 

A two-page fact sheet of resources, legislation, and organizations in support of wind energy development in Massachusetts.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
1 MB
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What Offshore Wind Means for Maryland- Environmental, Economic and Public Health Benefits Across the State

Source/Sponsor: 
Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center
Creator/Author: 
Frontier Group; Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center
Description: 

The report describes how developing Marylandメs offshore wind resource would bring benefits to all regions of the state- in the form of cleaner air, new jobs and economic activity, and greater protection against the threat posed by global warming to the environment and human health.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
985 KB
Resource Type: 
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Virginia Offshore Wind Studies- July 2007 to March 2020- Final Report

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Description: 

The report describes offshore wind research results in areas of feasibility-level design and economic assessment, preliminary mapping offshore areas, and evaluation of economic development potential. It offers recommendations for applied research and government policy.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
4 MB
Resource Type: 
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Untapped Wealth: Offshore Wind Can Deliver Cleaner, More Affordable Energy and More Jobs Than Offshore Oil

Source/Sponsor: 
Oceana
Creator/Author: 
Oceana
Description: 

The report summarizes offshore wind energy's production potential along the Atlantic Coast, with state-by-state highlights.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, September 27, 2010
4 MB
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The Power of Offshore Wind- A Source of Clean, Reliable, Affordable Electricity for Maryland's Future

Source/Sponsor: 
Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center
Creator/Author: 
Frontier Group; Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center
Description: 

The report urges Marylandメs Public Service Commission (PSC) to encourage development of the state's offshore wind energy resources, setting a goal of commercial operation of the first major offshore wind farm by 2014. Nearly 60 percent of Maryland's electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants. In addition, the state imports nearly a third of its electricity supply from coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Maryland's dependence on fossil fuels and other states for its electricity supply leaves it vulnerable to supply disruptions and price spikes, and contributes to the pollution that drives global warming.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2010
8 MB
Resource Type: 
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The 80 Percent Challenge: A Survey of Climate Change Opinion and Action in Massachusetts

Source/Sponsor: 
Barr Foundation
Creator/Author: 
MassINC
Description: 

In this public opinion survey, MassINC found that while most residents still do not look at global warming as a high long-term priority, a majority sees it as a problem, supports policy efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and takes steps as individuals to reduce their personal energy consumption: 80% of residents would spend one extra dollar per month on their electric bill for renewable energy; 69% would pay up to three dollars more; 60% would spend up to five dollars more. A majority of residents (53%) think acting to curb global warming will help the Massachusetts economy; just 16% say the stateメs climate change efforts are detrimental to the economy.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2011
2 MB
Resource Type: 
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Technology White Paper on Wind Energy Potential on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Minerals Management Service (MMS)
Creator/Author: 
US Minerals Management Service (MMS)
Description: 

The white paper discusses wind energy potential on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), available offshore wind energy technology, and economic and environmental considerations.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
261 KB
Resource Type: 
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