Update from Monhegan Energy Info – 5/19/17

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (05/19/17): Tuesday and Wednesday (May 23 and 24) – MAV’s technical adviser for avian studies, Wing Goodale, is visiting Monhegan. Wing is available to meet with island residents and visiting birders to field their questions regarding avian and bat studies to date on the Project and bird… Read More

Block Island Trip Report

The following summary of the recent trip to Block Island, Rhode Island was written by Frederick Faller, 4/3/2017. On March 28-30, 2017, A number of persons gathered for a trip to visit the Block Island Wind farm, located about 3 miles southeast of Block Island Rhode Island. The trip was sponsored by Maine Aqua Ventus,… Read More

Public Hearing for LD 1262 Scheduled for May 2

The Maine Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee has scheduled a public hearing on LD 1262 “An Act To Protect Monhegan Island by Limiting Wind Turbines” on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. in Cross Building Room 211. More information on the bill is available at: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=SP0425&snum=128&PID=0 

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – April 9, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (04/09/17): MAV recently participated in a trip to Block Island attended by several Monhegan residents. It was a terrific opportunity to learn more about the offshore wind project developed there by DeepWater Wind. Our hosts on Block Island were very accommodating and provided insightful feedback on… Read More

In support of alternative energy

The huge Pax mine in Clear Fork

  Dear Monhegan, We have been witnessing with dismay the contention among our fellow islanders around the MAV wind project, and would like to voice our thoughts. Sadly, we are seeing some ally themselves with those who are philosophically against any investment in all forms of alternative energy. It has been empirically proven that if… Read More

Update from Monhegan Energy Info – March 15, 2017

Update written by Nate Johnson, MAV community outreach coordinator (03/17/17): DOE has posted the March1 Monhegan scoping session presentation materials to their Project website as well as a video and audio link. The website also includes additional information on public comment opportunities. The Project website is: https://www.energy.gov/nepa/ea-2049-university-maine-s-new-england-aqua-ventus-1-offshore-wind-advanced-technology) DOE welcomes your input on DOE’s Proposed Action, alternatives, and… Read More

DOE Meeting on Monhegan – March 1, 2017

DOE Meeting on Monhegan – March 1, 2017 – The Department of Energy will hold a public informational meeting on Monhegan at the School House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 1st. This is the first stage of DOE’s public scoping process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).