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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.


June 22, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

NJ picks developer for wind farm off Atlantic City

State regulators approved a subsidy for Danish firm Ørsted to build wind turbines off Atlantic City. Of the 14 proposals submitted to the state in December, the Board of Public Utilities selected Ørsted to receive subsidies for a 1,100 megawatt wind farm about 15 miles out in federal waters, the commissioners announced at Friday’s meeting. In total, the project will cost ratepayers $1.6 billion over 20 years, said Kelly Mooij, deputy director of the BPU’s Division of Clean Energy. That . . . Complete story »


May 28, 2019 • New Jersey, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

New York’s prized sea scallop faces off against offshore wind farms

Developers pushing to install massive wind turbines in the waters off New York and New Jersey have run into a delicate yet mighty foe: the Atlantic sea scallop. Prized for their sweet and tender meat, scallops are abundant off Long Island and the Jersey Shore. That happens to be where the Trump administration wants to auction leases for offshore wind farms for what’s envisioned to be a $70 billion U.S. industry. Efforts by fishermen to block the wind farm projects . . . Complete story »


April 30, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Lawmakers want to know how much customers will pay to fund clean energy

Legislators are beginning to worry about just how much it will cost utility customers to finance the Murphy administration’s ambitious clean-energy agenda. At a wide-ranging hearing last week, top officials from the administration laid out what actions they are taking to transform New Jersey into a 100 percent clean-energy economy by 2050. Those initiatives include one of the nation’s most aggressive programs for offshore wind along the Jersey coast; mandates for the state’s gas and electric utilities to reduce their . . . Complete story »


February 5, 2019 • Michigan, New Jersey, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Ohioans cheer New Jersey’s turbine decision

Boating and environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are cheering the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission’s decision to reject the proposed Nautilus wind farm off the Garden State, declaring that it “fails to demonstrate a net economic benefit to the state.” Organizations in Ohio and Michigan are engaged in a battle to prevent wind turbines from being built in America’s five Great Lakes. “This basis for the rejection by New Jersey’s PUCO mirrors our position that the proposed turbine farm . . . Complete story »


January 3, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Offshore-wind developers and officials won’t reveal key details of proposals

There’s a lot at stake for utility customers who may end up subsidizing projects to the tune of billions of dollars Three developers are vying to build offshore-wind farms aimed at achieving the Murphy administration’s goal of building 1,100 megawatts of capacity off the Jersey coast in a process that is emerging as increasingly opaque. Details of the projects, to be subsidized by potentially billions of dollars from electric customers in New Jersey, were not forthcoming from either the state . . . Complete story »


December 20, 2018 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Rejected for one offshore-wind project, company rebounds with bigger plans

It didn’t take long for EDF Renewables to get back in the game. A day after its bid to build a small pilot offshore-wind farm about three miles from Atlantic City was rejected by New Jersey regulators, the company announced a joint venture to build a much bigger wind farm further off the coast that would provide power to as many as one million homes. EDF and Shell New Energies US LLC have acquired 183,353 acres of lease area previously . . . Complete story »


December 20, 2018 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Shell forms joint venture to bring offshore wind to Atlantic City

Two energy companies have acquired a 180,000-acre lease to plan an offshore wind farm off Atlantic City. Shell New Energies and EDF Renewables jointly acquired the lease from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a location 8 miles from the shoreline in federal waters on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, EDF said in a release. The area has the potential to produce 2,500 megawatts of energy and power nearly 1 million homes in a population center with high . . . Complete story »


December 19, 2018 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

State rejects Atlantic City offshore-wind project for third time — too pricey

The state has once again rejected a plan to build a small pilot offshore-wind project off Atlantic City, a decision seemingly at odds with the Murphy administration’s commitment to make New Jersey a national leader in an emerging clean-energy sector. The project, located in state waters 2.8 miles off the resort city, was deemed too costly to ratepayers who would finance the 25-megawatt wind farm and unable to demonstrate it would be a net economic benefit to New Jersey and . . . Complete story »


December 19, 2018 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

State rejects wind project off Atlantic City’s coast

For nearly a decade, Fishermen’s Energy has been on a quest to build three wind energy turbines about 2.8 miles off Atlantic City, but to no avail. The state Board of Public Utilities rejected the 25-megawatt Nautilus Offshore Wind project for the second time Tuesday, 10 years after it was initially conceived. Fishermen’s Energy did not respond to requests for comment. The plan proved too costly and showed little economic benefit, the BPU said in its ruling. It would have . . . Complete story »


December 19, 2018 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

NJ utilities board rejects Nautilus’ 3rd bid for offshore wind project

The state rejected a third bid for the 25-megawatt Nautilus offshore wind project nearly 3 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, saying the cost to ratepayers would be too high and the net economic benefit too low. On Tuesday, the Board of Public Utilities voted 5-0 to reject the application Nautilus Offshore Wind LLC, which was jointly managed EDF Renewables and Fishermen’s Energy. “While the exact price is confidential, this cost is much higher than similar facilities in the . . . Complete story »


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