Europe shows greater commitment to offshore wind energy

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Offshore wind energy wins the support of European leaders Leaders throughout Europe have come together to declare their commitment for offshore wind energy. Government representatives from Germany, Belgium, and Denmark gathered at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 industry event with the intent to show more support for a growing sector. Offshore projects have been taking form in several European markets, with these projects showing a great deal of economic promise. European countries intend to support the development of new projects in order to take advantage of these economic prospects. Countries…

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Deepwater Wind to develop the largest offshore wind farm in the US

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United States will soon have a larger offshore wind farm The largest offshore wind energy system in the United States may soon be eclipsed by another massive project that aims to further increase the country’s wind capacity. The Long Island Power Authority has granted approval for the development of what will become the country’s largest offshore wind energy project, which is being constructed by Deepwater Wind. The company already operates the current largest offshore system in the country, but the new project is expected to dwarf its predecessor by a…

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First offshore wind energy project in the US on track to generate electricity

Progress on first US offshore wind energy system is being made The first offshore wind energy system in the United States is on track to begin generating electricity. The wind farm is being built by Deepwater Wind and is taking form off the coast of Rhode Island. Offshore wind farms have faced opposition in the United States in the past. Many have questioned the environmental impact of these energy projects, expressing concern that offshore wind turbines could damage marine life. In recent years, however, offshore wind has gathered significant support,…

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New Jersey has the most offshore wind energy potential in the U.S.

Rapidly expanding wind energy off the New Jersey shore could eliminate a mass amount of carbon pollution in four years. According to a new Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center report, called “Turning the Wind”, of all the states in the U.S., New Jersey has the highest potential for offshore wind energy production and that, by 2020, if wind power is rapidly expanded off the state’s shore, it could eliminate carbon pollution equal to 1.1 million cars. In the next five years, up to 1,700 MW of wind energy…

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Offshore wind energy market to hit new high by 2020

Offshore Wind Energy Market

Wind energy continues to attract attention Offshore wind energy continues to be a popular subject in Europe and some parts of Asia. This form of renewable energy has the potential to be quite valuable for countries that have access to the strong wind currents that can be found at sea. While wind energy has long been popular in many parts of the world, the offshore variety has gained attention due to its potential to produce large amounts of electrical power by harnessing the unhindered strength of ocean wind currents. Offshore…

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The London Array begins generating electricity

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The London Array is activated The London Array, a massive offshore wind farm that will be the largest of its kind in the world once it is completed, has begun generating electricity. Construction of the massive wind farm, which is located off the coasts of Kent and Essex in the Thames Estuary, began in early 2011. More than 151 wind turbines have been installed in The London Array since then. The London Array is expected to receive the last of its wind turbines by the end of this year. Wind…

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Department of Energy to invest $180 million in four offshore wind energy projects

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The U.S. government has announced that it will be investing $180 million in new offshore wind energy projects over the next six years. The initiative is meant to embolden the growing alternative energy industry in the country, which is quickly becoming a major economic force. The Department of Energy believes that wind power is still an untapped resource and could bring major benefits to the country in terms of energy. Offshore wind farms in the UK and parts of Europe have proven that wind is, indeed, a powerful source of…

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Deepwater Wind slated to build nation’s first offshore wind farm in 2014

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Deepwater Wind, an alternative energy company focused on wind power, has set a tentative schedule to begin construction of the first U.S. wind farm in 2014. The company plans to build the farm off the coast of Rhode Island to make use of the abundant wind streams coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The farm, once completed, may generate enough power to rival the nuclear power plants in the region, effectively negating the need for that type of energy. The company is currently awaiting further government approval to proceed with the…

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