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Ørsted Wind Energy Company Joins Race for New Jersey’s Coastal Wind Power

Danish company Ørsted is in the running to become the leading offshore wind energy producer in the U.S. with its purchase of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind for $510 million on Monday, Oct. 8. Deepwater Wind was the first to develop an operational wind farm offshore on the East Coast: the Block Island, five-turbine 30-megawatt producer … Continue reading Ørsted Wind Energy Company Joins Race for New Jersey’s Coastal Wind Power

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New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

In the race for offshore wind leadership playing out up and down the east coast, New Jersey just made a big move—the Garden State’s Board of Public Utilities has approved the country’s largest single offshore wind power solicitation. The Board is seeking 1,100 megawatts (MW) of new offshore wind farm capacity. Since taking office earlier … Continue reading New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bold legislation that will move the state’s electricity mix to 50 percent renewable by 2030 and codifies the largest commitment to offshore wind power from any state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the Garden State for their ambition: “Today Governor Murphy sent an unambiguous signal that New … Continue reading New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

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New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill increasing the northeastern state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, bringing it level with those of national leaders New York and California. An interim goal of 35% renewables by 2025 was also set. The bill sets in motion plans to build 2,000 MW of energy storage … Continue reading New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

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Expansion of offshore wind energy along Atlantic coast

Almost every state along the Atlantic coast — 12 out of 14 — has offshore wind potential that exceeds its current electricity needs, according to a new study. Bringing the electricity generated by offshore Atlantic wind farms ashore could help meet future electricity demand created by activities — transportation and the heating of homes and businesses … Continue reading Expansion of offshore wind energy along Atlantic coast

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Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

The American wind power industry expressed its thanks to leaders up and down the Atlantic Coast for advancing offshore wind projects that can create 40,000 jobs within a decade, revitalize ocean ports, and power millions of homes with clean energy. “Unlocking America’s vast offshore wind potential will reliably deliver large amounts of clean power, grow … Continue reading Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

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New governor set to kick-start NJ offshore wind energy development

New Jersey looks set to expand its use of renewable energy – offshore wind in particular – under new Democratic governor Phil Murphy, who was sworn into office on January 16. The state is populous bur struggles with high electricity prices. Previous governor, Republican Chris Christie, had been criticised by renewables advocates as dragging his … Continue reading New governor set to kick-start NJ offshore wind energy development

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New Jersey has the highest potential to develop offshore wind energy

In a report released Monday, the Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center says carbon pollution equal to 1.1 million cars could be eliminated by 2020 with a rapid expansion in wind power off the Jersey Shore. “Offshore wind’s potential off the Jersey Shore is still incredibly strong,” said Doug O’Malley, the group’s director. “The … Continue reading New Jersey has the highest potential to develop offshore wind energy

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Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

New research released by an independent grid operator confirms that wind energy is drastically decreasing both the price of electricity and emissions of harmful pollutants. The study was led by PJM, the independent grid operator for all or parts of 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North … Continue reading Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

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