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Offshore wind energy plans advance in New Jersey amid opposition

Two major offshore wind power projects are taking steps forward in New Jersey as the owners of one project agreed to bring the federal government in on their environmental monitoring plans at an earlier stage than has ever been done, and federal regulators said plans for another project are not expected to kill or seriously injure marine life.
They come as New Jersey continues to grow as a hub of opposition to offshore wind projects from residents’ groups and their political allies, mostly Republicans. The state’s Democratic governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature want to make the state the East Coast leader in offshore wind energy.
Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Essen, Germany-based RWE and New York-based National Grid Ventures, on Thursday announced a five-year partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to promote the exchange of data and expertise on environmental monitoring for offshore wind projects.

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    Collaboration between stakeholders and robust environmental monitoring can help address these challenges effectively.

    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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      Clean energy is the way to go.

      • johnte ndeto

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        wind power should be encouraged after all it's clean energy

        • Edwin wangombe

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          No matter the obstacles it's important to fight for what's right by the people and the planet

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