Can Google Save the Offshore Wind Industry?

Unlike New Jersey wind projects, which are struggling to get off the ground, a Google-backed wind grid is advancing through the regulatory process. The undersea transmission line would transmit power from wind generators off the coast of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and would be the first such project in the United States.

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced a finding of “no competitive interest” for the proposed Mid-Atlantic offshore wind energy transmission line.

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