New York Green Lights Country’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind gets the go ahead to build the biggest offshore wind farm in the United States The Long Island Power Authority approved the construction on Wednesday, Jan

25 The 15-turbine development, capable of powering 50,000 homes, is the first of several in the works The wind farm will be built on a 256 square mile parcel that could eventually support up to 200 turbines Deepwater Wind is responsible for building the country's first offshore commercial wind farm, which was completed in November According to a 2012 study, turbines built offshore generate four times the amount of electricity than other sources in the country

According to New York Gov Andrew Cuomo, New York aims to have 50 percent of its energy come from renewable energy sources by 2030 New York also recently announced the closure of a major nuclear power plant by 2021 For NewsBeat Social, I'm Matt Paul

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