New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy Not Dead

New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy Not Dead

No wind energy for New Jersey yet… If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was serious about killing New Jersey’s prospects for offshore wind energy, he got what he wanted. According to a report earlier this week, the US Energy Department was forced to yank millions in funding out from under a planned six-turbine wind farm off the coast of coast of Atlantic City. Fortunately for offshore wind fans, there are three reasons why the victory…

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EIA Toots US Wind Energy Horn With Offshore Lease Summary

EIA Toots US Wind Energy Horn With Offshore Lease Summary

The US Energy Information Agency closed out 2016 by re-issuing some of its “favorite” observations from the last 12 months, and to cap the series it chose an article that summarizes the Interior Department’s offshore wind lease program for the Atlantic Coast states. Just a wild guess, but by favorite the agency probably means most significant, and it certainly has hit the nail on the head with offshore wind — even though the US has…

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7 Charts That Show Wind Power is Surging in the US and Abroad

7 Charts That Show Wind Power is Surging in the US and Abroad

Windmills have been used to generate electricity since the 1880s, but only in the past decade has the U.S. wind industry really started to take off. Two recently released reports capture major trends in this flourishing sector, in the U.S. and globally. According to the annual Wind Technologies Market Report by the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), wind power additions surged 12 percent in 2015 with 8,598 megawatts of new…

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