After a decade of dithering, the US east coast went all in on offshore wind power this week

Wind turbines in fog

MICHAEL J. COREN / QUARTZ – Three northeastern US states this week signed up for a cumulative 1,200 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power, and hinted at even more ambitious goals in the future. It’s been a long time coming.

The US east coast’s premier project, Cape Wind, finally died in 2017after a decade of protests from residents who objected to obstructed views and risks to wildlife (including the Kennedy political dynasty and billionaire William Koch). The three commitments made this week take up the mantle from that failed project …

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