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

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

Re: Proposed Monhegan Island Wind Energy Project

December 13, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: We appreciate the opportunity to comment on New England Aqua Ventus’ wind energy project off of Monhegan Island through the NEPA process. We have been following this project’s evolution since 2014 and have steadfastly believed that it is a poorly sited project from the perspective of wildlife… Read More

ICDS Cable Blog

In our continued attempt to learn about the potential benefits and challenges or impacts the proposed offshore wind project may have on Monhegan and in wanting to better understand our options to make an informed decision, Dan Fisher of ICDS was asked to give his professional opinion on the electric cable as an option for… Read More

Project Timeline – 2008 to the present

The following blog was written by Monhegan First Assessor Tara Hire and summarizes the timeline of the Maine Aqua Ventus project and discussions about offshore wind around Monhegan dating back to 2008. Many people are wondering how a test site for wind turbines came to be designated off the coast of Monhegan. After looking back… Read More