Tag Archives: Fishermen’s Energy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoes offshore wind project again

cape-wind-power-farm-b1Christie has vetoed a bill that could have resurrected Fishermen’s Energy’s 24MW Atlantic City offshore wind project. The legislation, which passed both houses of the state legislature in March, would have required regulators to open a new 30-day application window for small offshore wind projects. The Board of Public Utilities previously rejected Fishermen’s pilot over cost and viability concerns. It’s the second time Christie has quashed Fishermen’s hopes. He vetoed a similar bill in January. Read the rest here 12:16

Fishermen’s Energy Loses Bid for Wind Farm Leases Off LBI

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an offshore land lease sale for the purposes of developing future wind farms on Monday, Nov. 9.  Although a locally held company, Fishermen’s Energy, participated in the auction, it lost out to two other concerns. The proposed areas for wind farms off Long Island would also affect the squid fishery and mackerel catches, Mayor Kirk Larson said. “It’s not just scallops. It could affect who knows how many fisheries.” Read the rest here 09:51

N.J.’s push for offshore wind farms loses steam

A few years ago, New Jersey’s political leaders laid out a vision: acres of giant wind turbines, rising like a modern flotilla in the Atlantic, their white blades spun by ocean gusts, generating clean renewable energy just beyond the horizon at the Jersey Shore.  and other state policymakers set ambitious goals to develop New Jersey’s huge potential as a leader in offshore wind energy. But due to a combination of factors, New Jersey’s bid to become a trailblazer in offshore wind energy appears to have stalled. Read the rest here 12:31

Fishermen’s Energy Loses Appeal, Will Go to State Supreme Court

cape-wind-power-farm-b1Last week, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court ruled against Fishermen’s Energy in its claim that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities wrongly denied approval of its wind power project off the coast of Atlantic City. On Friday, Chris Wissemann, chief executive officer of Fishermen’s Energy, said in a press release, “We are disappointed by this decision. The project meets the spirit and letter of the Offshore Wind Development Act, bringing jobs and investment into the state and improving the environment.” Read the rest here 19:40

Work starts on disputed offshore windmill project

fishermen energyWork began Tuesday on a proposed New Jersey wind power project that’s still very much up in the air. Fishermen’s Energy held a groundbreaking in Atlantic City for the onshore portion of its proposed project to locate five windmills about three miles off the city’s coast by workers preparing for a connection cable. The plan, rejected three times by New Jersey utility regulators, is the subject of a court appeal due to be heard in March. Read the rest here 07:19

NJ BPU Does it’s part to keep junk out of the ocean – again rejects pilot wind farm off Jersey coast

The state on Friday again rejected a pilot wind farm project off the New Jersey coast, arguing that the company’s financial plan is unsound and would require a state subsidy so large it would make the energy produced too costly for ratepayers. Read the rest here 18:42

Fishermen’s Energy to file court appeal after New Jersey rejects offshore wind farm proposal so they can wreck some ocean

An executive for the coalition of investors trying to build the country’s first offshore wind farm today said it will appeal a decision by New Jersey regulators to reject the $188 million project. Read more here  09:13

NJ KOs plan for wind power farm off Atlantic City – Who’s smiling now, pal

ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey energy regulators have taken the air out of a $188 million plan to build a wind power farm off the coast of Atlantic City.  Read more here 18:50

Fate of Atlantic City wind farm in hands of regulators

A Cape May company is awaiting word from state regulators about the future of New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm. The state Board of Public Utilities heard closing arguments late last month from Fishermen’s Energy, of Cape May, a consortium of partners from the commercial fishing industry. (what a crock that is!) Read [email protected]  11:38

Garden State Board of Public Utilities rejects latest plan for New Jersey’s first wind farm proposed off coast of Atlantic City

The state Board of Public Utilities today rejected the latest plan for a 25 megawatt offshore wind farm, saying New Jersey taxpayers would be on the hook for too much money should the anticipated federal grants fall through. [email protected]

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