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Three Offshore Wind Projects Coming to New York State

Posted on October 30, 2023

Gov. Kathy Hochul approved more than 20 renewable energy projects that will deliver 12 percent of the state’s energy needs by 2030.

“Gov. Kathy Hochul has approved three offshore wind and nearly two dozen renewable energy projects to help New York shift to meet the state’s climate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” reports J.D. Allen for WSHU.

When complete, “The offshore and land-based projects will deliver 12% of New York’s electricity needs by 2030 — when the state aims to have shifted to generating 70% of its energy from renewable sources.” The governor also approved a $300 million investment to support the production of wind turbine components in upstate New York.

Offshore wind production has faced some backlash from local residents concerned about views, impact on the fishing industry, and the land-based transmission infrastructure required. Vineyard Offshore, a company building the first U.S. offshore wind farm in Martha’s Vineyard and operator of one of the three New York projects, “plans to bring a ‘community first approach’ to land high-powered transmission cables in Long Beach, as it did in Barnstable, Massachusetts.”


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