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Former coal-fired power plant being razed to make way for offshore wind electricity connection

For decades, tourists heading to the New Jersey beach resorts of Ocean City and Cape May saw the towering smokestack of the B.L. England Generating Station as they zipped past it on the Garden State Parkway. The 463-foot-tall (141.1-meter) stack was a local landmark and even a weather forecaster for some residents who glanced outside to see which way emissions from its top were blowing, and how fast, as they decided what to wear for the day. But the power plant, which burned coal and oil over the decades, closed in May 2019, a casualty of the global move away from burning fossil fuels.
The demolition will clear the way for the waterfront site on Great Egg Harbor Bay to enter its next role in providing energy to New Jerseyans: As the connection point for several of the state’s planned offshore wind farms.
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  • Ann Nyambura

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    Offshore wind is a promising source of clean power with the potential to generate significant electricity while minimizing environmental impacts.

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    • George Kariuki

      34 w

      This endeavor sets a high standard for future sporting events, showcasing the impact of collective efforts in addressing environmental challenges.

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Jane Wangui

          34 w

          Smart.Some resources that were used in the plant could also be reused for the wind electric connection therefore no wastage.

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          • Edwin wangombe

            34 w

            this is awesome steps .. let the world adopt to renewable energy and phase out fossil fuels

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            • Rashid Kamau

              34 w

              This is exceptional

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              • rosebellendiritu

                34 w

                Paving way for renewable is very encouraging and promising

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  34 w

                  When we have the will power ,nothin g is impossible!

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    34 w

                    The demolition of the B.L. England Generating Station is a symbol of transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Once a coal and oil-burning power plant, it's now making way for offshore wind farms that will power New Jersey. This transformation marks a significant step towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, contributing to the fight against climate change. 🌬️🏭 #RenewableEnergy #ClimateAction #CleanerFuture

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