Feds Fast-Track Offshore Wind Farms
February 9, 2011
CapeCodOnline: The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday it intends to spend $50 million to speed the development of offshore wind farms, with a goal of issuing leases off four Atlantic Coast states by the end of the year.
The Interior Department said sites along the coasts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey have been identified for potential wind farms in an effort to help meet President Barack Obama’s goal of generating 80 percent of the nation’s electricity from clean energy sources by 2035.
To read more:
U.S. Department of the Interior Press Release.
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