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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.


March 11, 2020 • Letters, New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Thoughts on ‘free’ energy

In reference to the Herald front page story March 4 on the presentation by the Orsted spokesperson, Kris Ohleth, who extended the Orsted talking points. Included was a presentation by Joseph Fiordaliso of N.J. Board of Public Utilities (BPU), the taxpayers’ (our) advocate? Some information that did not make their presentation was: In addition to the $1.6 billion contract, what is the suggested contract guaranteed profit although the wind is variable? Are the grid connection costs guaranteed not to exceed? . . . Complete story »


February 19, 2020 • New Jersey, Opinions, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

A fowl wind blows offshore

The cumulative impacts of offshore wind development zones has been the primary delay for the wind industry. Around the world the process has been build the wind turbines, mitigate the known damages, and monitor the impacts. There are now wind farm sites that will not be redeveloped since studies have shown the true electrical output, the excessive cost that can not be raised without public funds, the environmental degradation, and impacts on production Agriculture and the harvesters, all combined exceeding . . . Complete story »


February 10, 2020 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Some fans, some not, for wind farm project

Standing behind a piece of Scotch tape that was about 45 inches away from a rendering of a proposed ocean wind farm, William Henry took a long look Saturday morning at a town hall meeting at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Fixed to the spot, he peered at the visual as if he was standing on the shoreline, gazing out at the ocean. Henry, an Ocean City resident who is a State Police lieutenant and station commander at the Woodbine barracks, . . . Complete story »


February 3, 2020 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Residents air concerns over wind farm project

An ocean wind farm project that could power more than a half a million New Jersey homes, create thousands of jobs and bolster the state’s use of renewable energy will be discussed at a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb 8 in Ocean City. The public meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. The wind farm company, Orsted, will have representatives and consultants on hand to answer questions about the project. . . . Complete story »


January 7, 2020 • Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Fishermen call for 4-nautical-mile lanes between offshore wind turbines

Northeastern commercial fishermen and seafood businesses are calling for transit lanes four nautical miles wide between rows of offshore wind turbines. The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance, a fishing lobby group whose members hail mainly from New England and New Jersey, wrote a letter to the U.S Coast Guard and other federal authorities to make its case for wider lanes, saying they would: – Allow enough room for a vessel to make a significant alteration of course if needed; – Provide . . . Complete story »


January 3, 2020 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

What matters in 2020 as state tries to shift to clean energy? Money, for a start

In the past year, the Murphy administration focused on how to transform the state into a clean energy economy, a daunting task that led to a few major policy initiatives but left significant challenges unresolved. With the aim of shifting to 100% clean energy by 2050, the state mapped out how to achieve that goal in a new energy master plan, one that was promised to be released by the new year but has yet to be made public. The . . . Complete story »


December 13, 2019 • Letters, New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy has issues

I agree that alternative energy resources will contribute to the future health of the planet. The issue as I see it is the practicality and sustainability of the alternate resources. Wind farms are being touted as one of these options. The idea sounds great; but, is there a significant downside? The fishing community has expressed serious concerns about the possible impact of this technology. There are issues regarding destruction of seabirds, visual pollution, infrastructure maintenance, and, not the least of . . . Complete story »


November 28, 2019 • New Jersey, New York, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management considers cable plan to wire ocean floor for wind farms

Atlantic Coast – As New Jersey and New York governors press for energy from giant wind turbines along the Atlantic coast and in the New York Bight, the question of how to best get the power to the shore has resulted in a call for public comment. Anbaric Development Partners LLC has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a right-of-way to construct a New York and New Jersey Ocean Grid. According to the application, Ocean Grid is a . . . Complete story »


November 20, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Murphy doubles down on N.J. wind power as Al Gore hails his push toward clean energy

Sharing a stage in Jersey City on Tuesday with one of the world’s most prominent climate activists, Gov. Phil Murphy took the next step in his plan to reach New Jersey’s clean energy future. Flanked by former Vice President Al Gore and New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, the governor announced the signing of a new executive order that sets a goal to have New Jersey produce 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2035 – more than double the current . . . Complete story »


November 13, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

No consensus on how to bring offshore wind power ashore in NJ

The state yesterday began soliciting input on how to deliver power from offshore wind farms off the Jersey coast to customers, a dilemma that will get more complicated as the sector grows more critical to meeting New Jersey’s energy needs. For the short term, offshore wind developers will likely have relatively few problems hooking up with the electric grid, at least to achieve the Murphy administration’s goals of developing 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030, according to offshore . . . Complete story »


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