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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 02:41 PM

Biden administration gives major push to giant offshore wind farm

Source: POLITICO



The project had suffered repeated delays under the Trump administration.


The completion of the review is a breakthrough for the U.S. offshore wind industry, which has lagged behind its European counterparts. | PSEG

By KELSEY TAMBORRINO 03/08/2021 12:50 PM EST

The Interior Department said on Monday it had completed its environmental review for a massive wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, a key step toward final approval of the long-stalled project that will play a prominent role in President Joe Biden's effort to expand renewable energy in the U.S.

The completion of the review is a breakthrough for the U.S. offshore wind industry, which has lagged behind its European counterparts and the U.S. onshore industry that has grown rapidly, even during the pandemic. It also marks a key acceleration for the Biden administration that has advocated renewables growth on public lands and waters.

"This is a really significant step forward in the process for moving toward more offshore wind development in the United States," Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefton told reporters.

"This is the day the U.S. offshore wind industry has been anxiously awaiting for years. Today's announcement provides the regulatory greenlight the industry needs to attract investments and move projects forward," said Liz Burdock, head of the non-profit group Business Network for Offshore Wind.

The proposed 800-megawatt project, called Vineyard Wind, would be located approximately 12 nautical miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard .........................................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/08/biden-administration-offshore-wind-474371



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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:06 PM

1. That is great news.

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:08 PM

2. Yes! Great news!

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:12 PM

3. Let's plant one off the Palm Beach coast!

Or, indeed, several. Let's line them up so that the horizon looks like this:


And once that's done, let's take a look at creating a solar panel farm on the closest golf course. Like so,...

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:15 PM

4. Great but won't they freeze up in the winter?????????????????????????????????????LOL

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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 04:57 PM

5. But the poor Birds...



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