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Offshore Wind ‘on the Verge of Rapid Growth’

Justin Gillis for the New York Times: Offshore wind may be on the verge of rapid growth in the United States. Using a law passed by a Republican-led Congress in 2005 and signed by President George W. Bush, the Obama administration has been clarifying the ground rules and leasing out large patches of the ocean […]

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Stirrings of Offshore Wind Development in the Northeast U.S.

Policy Initiatives in New York and Massachusetts Could Lift the Industry Regionally; First Turbines Go Up Next Month

Offshore wind development along the East Coast of the U.S. may finally be on the verge of getting under way in earnest, thanks to recent policy developments in Massachusetts and New York. While land-based wind-powered capacity has boomed across the nation’s midsection, where a total of 45 gigawatts is now installed across 11 states from Minnesota […]

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