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New Report Identifies Benefits of Offshore Wind on East Coast, Especially Maine

From the blog of the New England Clean Energy Council:

The National Wildlife Federation along with a number of co-sponsor organizations have released a report entitled “The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife, and Secure America’s Energy Future.” The report details the economic and environmental benefits of  offshore wind energy for thirteen states along the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to Georgia. It highlights the progress made on a number of projects, and provides recommendations to ensure that the offshore wind industry and clean energy economy continue to move forward.

Several Maine energy, environmental, and labor organizations held a press conference on the report’s release, specifically focusing on the opportunities that offshore wind holds for Maine. They cited a recent University of Maine study, which reports that the wind industry has the potential to create 18,000 jobs throughout the state. […]

A proposal to build four floating wind turbines, totaling twelve megawatts of power, approximately twelve nautical miles off the coast of Maine is currently under federal and state review. Studies have concluded that Maine’s offshore wind potential is significant, identifying approximately 150 gigawatts of offshore wind technical energy potential within fifty nautical miles of the coast.

The complete report available here.

 

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