wind energy

New York Third In Nation For Wind Energy

Aug 9, 2017
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A new report by the federal government finds that New York is third in the nation for the number of wind energy projects built since 2003. The state produces more than 1,800 megawatts. A single megawatt is enough to power 360 to 500 homes.

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The Long Island Power Authority is one step closer to a vote on the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm.

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In Rhode Island the final stage of construction is set to begin on the nation’s first offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm includes five turbines that will supply energy to the island and to mainland Rhode Island.

Meanwhile, the company, Deepwater Wind, is looking to build another – much larger – offshore wind farm nearby that would supply energy to Long Island.

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Business and environmental groups have launched the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign to push for the increased use of renewable and clean energy across the state.

The group is comprised of organizations such as the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as companies like Ford and BlocPower.

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Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse Tuesday, approving regulations for wind power. The approval ends a moratorium on new wind turbines in the state.

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