Daily Archives: April 7, 2010

Wind market report: Offshore wind farms to outpace land-based development | SustainableBusiness.com News

During the next five years, the production of offshore wind farms will far outpace the production of land-based wind turbines, according to a new market report.

Guiding the accelerated interest in offshore wind initiatives are government cash and tax incentives that promote renewable energy development, particularly in Europe and the United States, according to research firm SBI Energy.

In addition, the ongoing improvement in the quality of offshore wind products that can withstand stronger gusts, reduce maintenance cycles, and reduce the shipping expenses of turbines to offshore job sites are also vital to the market’s future. Meanwhile, offshore wind manufacturers will fuel growth by finding ways to reduce costs associated with offshore projects, which will subsequently attract greater investment from governments and private energy companies.

“Our analysts project that total offshore installed capacity will grow at an astounding 92% compound annual growth rate during the next five years to reach more than 79,700 megawatts,” says Shelley Carr, publisher for SBI Energy.

Click on the link for the rest of this press release found on SustainableBusiness.com.

Habitat for Humanity builds three homes in Westbrook | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Habitat for Humanity builds three homes in Westbrook | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Bowdoin graduate gets 8 years’ hard labor in North Korea | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Bowdoin graduate gets 8 years’ hard labor in North Korea | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Live updates: Last Day at the State House | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Live updates: Last Day at the State House | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

More state parks open early in Maine | Bangor Daily News

More state parks open early in Maine – Bangor Daily News.

Topless shop owner had run-in with arson suspect | Bangor Daily News

Topless coffee shop owner had run-in with arson suspect – Bangor Daily News.

Ribbon-cutting launches Maine’s Stetson II wind project | Bangor Daily News

Ribbon-cutting launches Stetson II wind project – Bangor Daily News.

Presque Isle to weigh pot dispensary moratorium | Bangor Daily News

PI to weigh pot dispensary moratorium – Bangor Daily News.