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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


November 20, 2019 • Delaware, Maryland, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Commentary: Offshore wind farm projects would destroy ocean views

Several offshore wind farm projects that will stretch from Rehoboth Beach to Ocean City, Maryland will soon be a reality unless citizens and legislators take action now. Orsted Wind Power (Denmark) has been granted one of multiple offshore wind farm leases. Orsted’s Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have a tentative agreement to allow installation of multiple electric transmission cables and connection facilities (industrial uses) in the ecologically fragile Fenwick Island State . . . Complete story »


November 16, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Hocker and Gray hosting wind-farm meeting

In the wake of increasing concerns over plans for a wind farm off the coast of Delaware and a connected project at the Fenwick Island State Park, two state legislators are hosting an informational meeting next week. State Sen. Gerald Hocker and Rep. Ronald Gray have announced a public meeting, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Indian River High School auditorium in Dagsboro. Representatives from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental . . . Complete story »


November 15, 2019 • Delaware, Letters, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

DNREC should protect Fenwick park, not ruin it

Several offshore wind farm projects that will stretch from Rehoboth Beach to Ocean City, MD will soon be a reality unless citizens and legislators take action now. Orsted Wind Power (Denmark) has been granted one of multiple offshore wind farm leases. Orsted’s Skipjack Offshore Energy LLC and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control have a tentative agreement to allow installation of multiple electric transmission cables and connection facilities (industrial uses) in the ecologically fragile Fenwick Island State Park . . . Complete story »


November 2, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition growing to proposed wind farm

Opposition to plans for onshore transmission facilities at Fenwick Island State Park for the proposed Skipjack offshore wind farm project is growing in the weeks following a public presentation on the project and its potential impact on the state park and surrounding area. The proposal, laid out in a July 15 Memorandum of Understanding between Skipjack and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, calls for transmission facilities on the bay side of the state park property that . . . Complete story »


October 29, 2019 • Delaware, Maryland, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Beach view and economy under threat

Beach lovers visit eastern Sussex County for the ocean, and a pristine view to the horizon is critical to beach enjoyment. In many ways the view to the horizon would be recognized by Native Americans who fished on the beach a thousand years ago. Counting Crows song, They Paved Over Paradise, says, ‘you don’t know what you’ve lost till it’s gone”, resonates with us because it’s true. We are about to lose that horizon view while no one is paying . . . Complete story »


October 29, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Offshore wind farm raises economic, environmental issues; Critics say turbines threaten tourism, horseshoe crabs

Citing recent studies reporting economic effects of wind energy on tourism, the Caesar Rodney Institute has sent a letter to Gov. John Carney asking him to delay action on a proposed wind farm connection in Fenwick Island State Park. Submitted Oct. 15 by David Stevenson, director Caesar Rodney Institute Center for Energy Competitiveness, the letter urges the governor to wait until Delaware’s resort towns have thoroughly reviewed the impact of wind turbines from the proposed Skipjack Wind farm. “Up till . . . Complete story »


October 25, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Offshore wind farms could “destroy” Delaware’s coastal tourism, Caesar Rodney Institute claims

The Caesar Rodney Institute’s Center for Energy Competitiveness has petitioned Governor John Carney to take action, arguing that a wind farm off the coast of Delaware would “destroy” the state’s coastal tourism. “In a few years the world’s largest industrial wind turbines will fill the horizon from Rehoboth Beach to Fenwick Island at six times the height of typical cell phone towers,” the institute wrote in a letter sent to the Governor. “My research is showing offshore wind projects could . . . Complete story »


October 24, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

MOU details wind farm developer’s Del. Park proposal

FENWICK ISLAND – A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the developer of an offshore wind farm and a Delaware agency inked in July obtained this week provides more details about the proposed land swap in Fenwick Island State Park in exchange for millions of dollars in new amenities. Earlier this month, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and its Division of Parks and Recreation announced a proposal that, if approved, would allow the Danish company Orsted to . . . Complete story »


October 17, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Locals call on state leaders to hold off on wind farm and interconnection facility

FENWICK ISLAND, DE – Up to $18 million dollars in additions to Fenwick Island State Park could be on the way. But this all depends on whether or not energy company Orsted is approved to build an offshore wind project off of Maryland and Delaware’s coastline. If it is approved, Orsted says the “Skipjack Wind Farm will be sited at least 19 miles from the Maryland-Delaware line and 26 miles from the Ocean City pier. It will generate enough clean . . . Complete story »


October 11, 2019 • Delaware, MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Fenwick residents blast proposed wind farm deal; Transmission project at state park questioned

FENWICK ISLAND – A proposal last week to swap an area of the Fenwick Island State Park to the developer of a proposed offshore wind farm in exchange for millions of dollars in amenities has rankled homeowners in the neighboring community. One week after proposal to swap an area of the Fenwick Island State Park to the developer of one of Maryland’s two offshore wind projects for an onshore power station in exchange for millions of dollars in amenities at the . . . Complete story »


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