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It’s Time to Say YES to Offshore Wind

wind farm planned for 30 miles off of Montauk. This wind farm, which would not be visible from shore, could supply Long Island with up to 240 MW of clean, renewable energy—enough to power 120,000 homes! BENEFITS OF OFFSHORE WIND Offshore wind will stabilize energy costs and diversify LI’s energy supply: At present, 97% of Long Island’s electricity comes from fossil fuel sources. While the cost of fossil fuels is volatile and increasing,…

Highlights from the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference

…For instance, construction is set to begin on the long-awaited Cape Wind offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts in 2014. So, too, will the much smaller Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island. When completed, Cape Wind’s 130 wind turbines will supply almost 75% of the power needs of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket; while the 5-turbine Block Island Farm will supply enough clean energy to power over 17,000 homes. In addition,…

The Uncertain Future of Domestic Wind

…y have since reopened two facilities in response to energy shortages. However, Japan has also developed a longer-term plan to increase its renewable energy resources; construction of what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the Fukushima coast will begin this July. The wind farm will produce 1 GW of power once it is completed in 2020—that’s twice the amount of energy produced by the largest wind farm operating at present….

PSEG-LI’s Utility 2.0: A vision for the “utility of the future”or business as usual?

…s silent on large scale offshore wind. Since PSEG-LI will be assuming planning responsibilities for power procurement within six months, it is extremely concerning that there is no discussion of the various proposed offshore wind projects. A 900 MW wind farm planned for 30 miles off of Montauk has very real potential to feed a growing and hungry Suffolk County market if it leads to a power purchase agreement in 2014. Power from this wind farm is…

Donald Trump Masquerades on Halloween as Environmentalist, Friend of the Community

…, time shares, restaurants, and leisure activity facilities. So, while Scotland is embracing renewables to fight climate change, Trump is fighting them. Not very environmentally friendly in our opinion. The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), an 11-turbine wind farm that would be located 1.2 miles off the northeast coast of Scotland, would power 68,000 households and provide an installed capacity of 100 megawatts. Embracing…