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Biden Puts Spotlight On Waters Off Long Island For Wind Power Future

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The Biden Administration has said the waters off New York and New Jersey should be home to vast arrays of new offshore wind turbines, which it sees as both an economic and environmental boost to the U.S.

The Biden Administration has said the waters off New York and New Jersey should be home to vast arrays of new offshore wind turbines, which it sees as both an economic and environmental boost to the U.S.

There are several areas in the waters south of Long Island that have suitable water depth for the development of wind farms. New York State has recommended that only the areas in the New York Bight, on either side of the New York City shipping lanes, be use but the federal government is still entertaining allowing some developing in the waters off the South Fork as well. Three companies have told the government that they would be interested in building wind farms in portions of the area known as Fairways North.

There are several areas in the waters south of Long Island that have suitable water depth for the development of wind farms. New York State has recommended that only the areas in the New York Bight, on either side of the New York City shipping lanes, be use but the federal government is still entertaining allowing some developing in the waters off the South Fork as well. Three companies have told the government that they would be interested in building wind farms in portions of the area known as Fairways North.

authorMichael Wright on Apr 1, 2021
President Joe Biden’s administration this week declared all of the waters between the south shore of Long Island and the New Jersey coast — including a swath of water less... more

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