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Resource Documents: Massachusetts (50 items)


Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  December 2, 2023
Environment, Massachusetts, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Potential Hydrodynamic Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Nantucket Shoals Regional Ecology: An Evaluation from Wind to Whales

Author:  Committee on Evaluation of Hydrodynamic Modeling and Implications for Offshore Wind Development; and Ocean Studies Board

The transition to renewable energy has spurred many efforts to scale up the U.S. portfolio of efficient clean energy resources, including the development of offshore wind farms. The Nantucket Shoals region off the coast of Massachusetts is the first large scale wind farm installation under development in U.S. waters. To ensure Nantucket Shoals region offshore wind energy installations are being planned, constructed, and developed in an environmentally responsible way, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) asked the National Academies . . .

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Date added:  November 17, 2023
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Windpower and Whales

Author:  Green Oceans

Will our environmental laws ensure the protection of endangered species? Revolution Wind alone will potentially violate the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Bald and Golden Eagles Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, by threatening the existence of fourteen endangered species: four whale species, two turtle species, one fish species, four bird species, two eagle species, and one bat species. The Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act require agencies both to protect . . .

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Date added:  March 3, 2023
Environment, Massachusetts, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Oils, Fuels, Gases and Lubricants

Author:  Sunrise Wind

Table 3.3.1-2. Summary of Maximum Potential Volumes, Oils, Fuels, Gas and Lubricants for the Onshore Converter Station Onshore Converter Station Equipment/System Oil/Fuel/Gas Type Total Oil/Fuel/Gas Volume (2) High-Voltage Shunt Reactor (fixed) Mineral Oil Dielectric Fluid 26,640 gallons (gal) (100,844 liters [L]) (2) High-Voltage Shunt Reactor (variable) Mineral Oil Dielectric Fluid 37,000 gal (140,060 L) (4) 345/275-kV Grid Transformers Mineral Oil Dielectric Fluid 37,693 gal (107,014 L) Gas-Insulated Switchgear Bay Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆) 3,500 lbs Table 3.3.6-2. Summary of Maximum Potential . . .

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Date added:  November 5, 2018
Massachusetts, Noise, SitingPrint storyE-mail story

Re: Falmouth Wind II Turbine Relocation Study

Author:  Rand, Robert

This letter (PDF attached) is respectfully submitted to the Town of Falmouth to provide a qualified professional opinion about the proposed relocation of Wind II. This is submitted independently as a courtesy to the Town free of compensation from any party. The original permittings for Wind I and Wind II (and NOTUS) resulted in neighbor complaints soon after start-up and were confirmed to exceed Falmouth’s 40-dBA noise limit (turbines sited too close). Weston & Sampson’s relocation recommendation for Wind II . . .

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