After Years Of Uncertainty, Expected Decision On Vineyard Wind Could Launch New Industry

The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal on the Acushnet River. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

New Bedford’s Marine Commerce Terminal is a huge spread of open concrete jutting into the harbor. On a recent day, a few refrigerated trucks were unloading seafood at a processing plant next door, but the terminal itself just looked like a giant empty parking lot. As the wind swept across the vast space, the biggest action was the crowds of seagulls hunkered down, squawking at each other.

This is where Bruce Carlisle wants you to use your imagination.

“In my mind’s eye, I see the tower sections stacked and lined up. I see the blades all ready to go. I see forklifts and cranes and crawlers and just all sorts of activity,” says Carlisle, managing director of offshore wind at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, or MassCEC.

Read the rest of the story at WBUR’s website.