Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NJ Wind Despite Gov's Retreat

Despite New Jersey's Governor Christie diluting renewable goals for the state -- from 30 to 22% -- and removing NJ from the Northeast multi-state cap and trade program know as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, RIGGI for short, offshore wind seems to have a future in the state.

Eleven companies are looking at wind farms off the lovely shores of Jersey.

This sounds great as long as the siting and operation take healthy oceans into full consideration.

By the way, the next time the fossil fuel lovers who argue against renewable energy throw up the specter of jobs loss, give them this:

"New Jersey has currently identified 500 companies that could be involved in the development of these offshore wind farms. Along with creating clean energy, these offshore wind farms will also create hundreds of new jobs," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Read more here.

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