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Massive windfarm project to be built off Virginia coast gains key federal approval



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A power company’s plans for an enormous offshore wind farm off Virginia’s coast gained key federal approval Tuesday after the Biden Administration evaluated the project’s potential impact on the environment. Dominion Energy received what’s called a favorable “record of decision” from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The agency considered efforts to minimize effects on marine life, such as endangered North Atlantic right whales, among other factors. The utility will still need federal approval of its construction and operation plans before more pilings rise above the Atlantic Ocean. Two pilot turbines have been in place since 2020.

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  • Rashid Kamau

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    Clean energy is the only way to save our planet.

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    • CHRIS NGATIA

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      Great seeing such developments ... We need more of these

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      • rosebellendiritu

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        So many encouraging projects going on lately concerning clean energy.

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          A good move towards transition of clean energy ⚡

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          • Annett Michuki..

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            great move

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            • Princess

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              This is excellent news and a major step forward in the transition to clean energy. 👏

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              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                The federal approval for Dominion Energy's massive offshore wind farm project off Virginia's coast is a significant step in advancing the clean energy transition and addressing climate change. The Biden Administration's evaluation, considering environmental impact and efforts to protect marine life, demonstrates a commitment to responsible and sustainable energy development. While further approvals are needed for construction and operation, this project represents a promising move towards harnessing renewable energy sources and reducing the carbon footprint in the fight against climate change.

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