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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.


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 »


October 30, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

PSEG looks to become active player in offshore wind development

Public Service Enterprise Group is looking to get back into offshore wind, and will enter into exclusive negotiations with Ørsted to acquire a one-quarter interest in its yet to be built 1,100-megawatt wind farm off Atlantic City. The $1.6 billion Ocean Wind project is the first offshore wind farm approved in New Jersey. Located 15 miles off Atlantic City, it is projected to supply more than a half million homes with power. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • New Jersey, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine gone with the wind? Ocean Gate residents certainly hope so

Kate Ranuro is a retiree who lives in the borough of Ocean Gate. It’s on the Toms River not far from the Barnegat Bay. If you like sailing, it’s a beautiful place to live. But not if you like peace and quiet. The town of densely packed bungalows has two giant windmills located in its center. The noise they make is like a clothes dryer with an old sneaker and some loose change rolling around in it. I first heard . . . Complete story »


October 12, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Blade falls off windmill, narrowly missing homes in Ocean Gate

One of the blades of a wind turbine in Ocean County fell off, narrowly missing some homes. It happened in Ocean Gate around 10:45 a.m. Samantha Albin says that it was like something out of a movie. “It was really scary. It was kind of like one of those ‘Final Destination’ things,” she says. Albin was at home when the blade fell off the wind turbine. “I heard a really loud boom. I thought it was maybe like a car . . . Complete story »


October 12, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Windmill blade comes flying down onto Ocean Gate front lawn

It was a scary moment in Ocean Gate Friday morning around 11:00 am when a blade from a windmill came flying down from the sky and onto a residents front lawn on East Arverne Avenue. The turbine blade hit a service line and then fell onto the front lawn, Ocean Gate resident Kate Ranuro tells WOBM News. Ocean Gate Police Chief Mike Kuchta tells WOBM News that there are no injuries and that the turbines have been manually shut off. . . . Complete story »


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