First major U.S. offshore wind project moves closer to reality under Biden
Plans for the first major U.S. offshore wind project are closer to reality now that the Interior Department has completed an environmental review of Vineyard Wind, which is proposed for construction off Massachusetts.
Biden administration backs nation’s biggest wind farm off Martha’s Vineyard
The Biden administration took a crucial step Monday toward approving the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm about 12 nautical miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., a project that officials say will launch a massive clean-power expansion in the fight against climate change.
Ocean City should back clean wind energy — and soon
People often disagree about the methods for addressing climate change, but there is a widespread scientific and popular consensus that taking steps now to reduce the human contribution to it would be prudent and worthwhile.
| February 24, 2021 | Yale Environment 360 via Clean Power for America
On U.S. East Coast, Has Offshore Wind’s Moment Finally Arrived?
After years of debate and public engagement, the American offshore wind sector looks poised to finally start ramping up. While Europe and Asia are ahead of the U.S. on offshore wind deployment, many companies are optimistic about the American market, especially regions off the East Coast that boast strong and steady winds and proximity to major cities to consume the power produced. With costs continuing to fall, the demand for more zero-carbon electricity growing rapidly, and support from state officials and the new Biden administration, the U.S. seems poised for its offshore wind moment.
| January 21, 2021 | Forbes via Clean Power for America
Offshore Wind Farms Will Soon Rely On High-Voltage Subsea Cables Made In The USA
Offshore wind projects are creating domestic manufacturing opportunities for the United States. New stateside factories and production investments supporting the global build-out of offshore wind farms will generate investment and create American jobs.
Report: Offshore wind industry could support more than 5,000 Hampton Roads jobs
The offshore wind industry could eventually support thousands of Hampton Roads jobs and pump $740 million into the Virginia economy, according to a new economic impact study. The study estimates that 5,200 jobs, the majority of which would be based in Hampton Roads, could be supported for each gigawatt of electricity the region installs and services annually, according to study author and Richmond consulting firm Mangum Economics.