Offshore Wind Projects Continue To Be Proposed
According to this article, Wind energy proposals advancing in Mass., N.Y.
, Todd Bates, Asbury Park Press (9/26/04), proposals for offshore wind farms in several other states are progressing - though some, like Cape Wind, also face opposition. Among projects going forward, he Long Island Power Authority has selected Florida Power & Light to be the developer of a Long Island offshore wind project, said Michael Lowndes, a spokesman for the Uniondale, N.Y.-based authority.
The LIPA project would include 25 to 50 wind turbines no closer than 2.5 nautical miles off Jones Beach, Long Island, according to a statement on LIPA's Web site.
And off the coast of neighboring New Jersey, a New York company, Winergy, has proposed a development of 98 windmills off the Monmouth County coast in New Jersey, as reported in Opposition pledges no breeze for windmills , Asbury Park Press (10/3/04). But as the article reports, U.S. Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., D-N.J., who represents much of coastal Monmouth County plans to introduce a bill setting a moratorium on offshore wind farms in the mid-Atlantic until a comprehensive study of all potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts is done.