HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trump Delay Casts Doubt o...

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:00 AM

Trump Delay Casts Doubt on First Major U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Source: Bloomburg

The Trump administration cast the fate of the nationís first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts.

The Interior Department has ordered an additional study of the farm, proposed by Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in an interview with Bloomberg News Friday. The project, which has drawn opposition from fishermen and coastal communities, had been scheduled to be operational by early 2022. The developers have warned that regulatory delays could put it in jeopardy.

Bernhardt said itís crucial the impacts be thoroughly studied. ďFor offshore wind to thrive on the outer continental shelf, the federal government has to dot their Iís and cross their Tís,Ē he said.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/federal-delay-casts-doubt-first-191544602.html



This is a huge deal. There are 3 wind farms working their way through the federal and state permitting process off MA. These will be competing with natural gas combined cycle plants currently being permitted and built in the MidAtlantic region. If these plants get in first and can send power into New England before the wind farms are fully operational the off-shore wind farms may never get built.

13 replies, 1149 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:04 AM

1. Pretty ironic of the "administration" to use environmental concerns to sink a ...

wind farm.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:43 AM

5. It is right up their alley--the @WH uses what is available.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:51 PM

9. Yeah, it's crucial to delay and get it right...while big coal and big...

petroleum get permits at the drop of a hat, even in protected sanctuaries. Whose kidding whom?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to machoneman (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:39 PM

10. He said they were gonna wash the coal to make it clean.

Of course he wants to use government regulations to interfere with the windmill industry. He's trying to save us from a cancer epidemic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:12 AM

2. If they wanted to drill for oil there, Trump would support them with all his might.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:22 AM

6. AHA!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:13 AM

11. Does he know that Ted Kennedy opposed this?

He would fast track it if we could convince him that the whole thing was an Obama idea.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:02 AM

4. Add this to the list

Things our new prez will have to move on quickly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:26 PM

7. This will wipe out that area's fishing industry...

NOBODY wants to eat fish that have cancer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to not_the_one (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:17 AM

12. Fishing got better on Block Island after they put in 6 wind generators.

Same worries, same claims. Wasn't true.
Block used to have enormously expensive electric, sourced from on shore fossil fuel on a 10 mile cable.
Now they have excess most days and send it the other way from the off-shore source. Cheap rates too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:45 PM

8. As usual the Orange Man make no sense

 

Last edited Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:15 PM - Edit history (1)

You would think that the Vineyard project being vehemently oppose by the wealthy mostly liberal elite on Martha's Vineyard would have prompted him to fast track the approval.
Just to spite them.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/mar/2/20060302-124537-9804r/

http://www.greenwichneighborsunited.com/2b-wind-farm-project-off-marthas-vineyard-gets-green-light-caution-liberals-at-work/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:33 PM

13. Tell him they are coal powered.

Tell him they are coal powered.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread