New York tops NJ with plans for offshore wind

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New York yesterday awarded the nation’s largest ever contracts to build two offshore-wind farms, topping the record set by New Jersey in April and setting up a competition between the two states to become the hub of a rapidly growing sector.

In an announcement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, flanked by former Vice President Al Gore, said he signed what he and Gore termed the nation’s most aggressive law to combat climate change, and backed it up immediately with a procurement for two developers to build up to 1,700 megawatts of offshore-wind capacity.

The two projects, targeted to be providing clean, renewable energy to Long Island and New York by 2024, are part of New York’s commitment to develop 9,000 mw of offshore-wind capacity by 2035, nearly triple what New Jersey hopes to build by 2030. New York also announced other lucrative initiatives to attract the offshore-wind sector to the state …

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