Energy & Climate Change Planning

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Technical Assessment of Onshore and Offshore Wind Generation Potential in New England

Source/Sponsor: 
Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE)
Creator/Author: 
Levitan & Associates, Inc. (LAI)
Description: 

The study estimated New England's maximum theoretical wind generation potential as approximately 94,000 MW, of which 34,000 MW was from offshore resources. For offshore sites, the effective Forward Capacity Marketing (FCM) capacity rating was 26% for summer and 46% for winter.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
3 MB
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State of Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan 2008-2009

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS)
Description: 

The plan outlines the action steps the State of Maine should consider implementing in order to achieve energy independence over the next 50 years, and consists of six main components: 1) strengthening energy efficiency, conservation, and weatherization; fostering renewable energy; improving transportation and fuel efficiencies; upgrading electricity and natural gas services and transmission infrastructure; State of Maine Leading by Example; and, energy emergency preparedness and response.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
4 MB
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State Guide Plan Element 781, Rhode Island Energy Plan 2002

Source/Sponsor: 
Rhode Island State Planning Council
Creator/Author: 
Rhode Island State Planning Council
Description: 

Element 781 of the Rhode Island State Guide Plan encourages continued private sector development of renewable energy applications and supports studies to determine the feasibility of establishing a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for Rhode Island.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2001
190 KB
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State Energy Strategy for Georgia

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Sonny Perdue
Creator/Author: 
Governor's Energy Policy Council; Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA)
Description: 

The report contains detailed policy objectives and implementation strategies to address Georgia's current and future energy concerns, including exploring opportunities for offshore wind production through support of the Georgia Wind Working Group.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2006
631 KB
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