The chances for offshore wind turbines providing clean energy in the mid-Atlantic got a boost on February 2, 2012 when Department of the Interior officials released the safe areas where energy companies could construct offshore wind farms along the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The federal agency has completed environmental studies in these areas of the Atlantic Ocean and has deemed them clear of significant conflicts with shipping traffic, fishing, military training activities, and marine life, including whales, dolphins and migratory birds. For more information go to HERE.
In addition, on February 7, Administration officials announced a plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high priority Wind Energy Areas in the mid-Atlantic. For more information, please go to HERE