Feds to Auction 4 Offshore Wind Farm Sites

Feds to Auction 4 Offshore Wind Farm Sites

MassLive.com: Four leases for 742,000 acres of sea south of Martha’s Vineyard—a area roughly the size of Rhode Island—will be put up for bid at a wind power auction on Jan. 29.

If leased and developed by the power industry, the area has the potential to provide wind-generated electricity to 1.4 million homes, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which announced the auction date Monday and pitched it as part of President Barack Obama’s climate action plan and efforts to reduce carbon pollution.

Read more about the plan to auction offshore wind farm sites.