Long Island: Plans approved for largest offshore wind farm in the US

Long Island: Plans approved for largest offshore wind farm in the US

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Featuring 15-turbine for a 90 Mw production, the project will be the first steps in the construction of "hundreds" of plants that would place America among the countries with the world's most advanced technology

Off the Long Island coast, in New York State, the largest wind famr in the US is set to be built. The plan includes 90 MW, 15v turbine wind farm in the waters east of Montauk. The project seems to have brought both elected officials and environmentalists to an agreement. The turbines would be located about 30 miles offshore. The wind farm, moreover, is expected to be just the first step in the construction of "hundreds" more similar projects in the Atlantic Ocean, and would place the US among the countries with the world’s most advanced wind power technology. In fact, in terms of development of offshore wind energy, the US currently lags behind Europe as well and other countries also because of regulatory hurdles and opposition from fossil fuel lobbies. Among the tougher competitors is China, one of the largest wind energy producers in the world. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has also issued leases for similar wind projects such as one near Block Island, Rhode Island.