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New York Gov Cuomo Announces Offshore Wind Power

Power News - Published on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last week announced results of the largest procurement of offshore wind power in US history. Two projects, Empire Wind and Sunrise Wind, were named as winners of the state’s first call for offshore wind project proposals. Once completed, the 816 MW Empire Wind project and the 880 MW Sunrise Wind project will be capable of supplying enough electricity to power more than a million homes and are expected to create over 1,600 jobs.

Promoting investment in offshore wind will strengthen and diversify American energy production. Offshore wind offers unique benefits for a state like New York, with a large coastal population center and bold policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Steady offshore wind is a reliable source of power and the largest-scale option for renewable energy that can be built close to America’s coastal cities, like New York City.

While the state is emerging as a central leader in the deployment of new clean energy, New York City could miss a major opportunity to be part of that movement. Mayor DeBlasio is reported to be seeking to power the city with imported Canadian hydropower rather than U.S. offshore wind energy that would drive economic development and job creation.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 23 Jul 2019
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