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New York Proposes to a Develop 2,400 MW Offshore Wind Farm

New York Proposes to a Develop 2,400 MW Offshore Wind Farm

New York seeks to develop U.S.’s biggest offshore wind projects Reuters, January 12, 2017 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week proposed to develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030 capable of powering 1.25 million homes as the state seeks to lead the nation in renewable energy production. The offshore

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Offshore Wind Comes to the U.S.

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits Off the coast of Block Island, 10 miles south of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean, five gigantic wind turbines mark the beginning of offshore wind power in the U.S. The five turbines that will make up the Block Island wind farm are each capable of producing 6 megawatts (MW)

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Offshore Wind Power Marks the Next Frontier in New York

Interior Announces Milestone for New York Offshore Commercial Wind Energy U.S. Department of the Interior, June 2, 2016 Furthering progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the proposed lease sale for 81,130 acres

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Is a 100 Percent Renewable Future Possible in the U.S.?

This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential Grist, March 30, 2016. Image credit: Greyerbaby The United States uses about 3.7 million gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. That’s an unfathomably huge number. But the next time someone tries to make the argument that 100 percent renewable energy is out of reach for the U.S., show them this image:

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Hornsea Project One Gets the Green Light in Britain

World’s biggest wind farm given go-ahead off Britain Phys.org, February 4, 2016. Image credit: music4life Offshore wind developer Dong Energy said Wednesday a final decision had been made to construct the 1.2 gigawatt Hornsea Project One scheme off the coast of Yorkshire in northern England. Scheduled for completion by 2020, the giant development would span 160

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Where is the American Offshore Wind?

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 4, 2015. Image credit: moerschy Onshore wind energy has firmly planted itself as the least expensive renewable energy technology available, and offshore wind offers significant prospects for energy generation. Offshore turbines can be much taller, where stronger and more consistent winds are available, and bigger across, too. A quick look at

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