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Multibillion-dollar Wind Energy in New England

8/25/2021

Wind turbines near Block Island are generating power, but some see them as a threat to fishing stock.

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  • Governor Baker's administration focuses third bid on environmental justice, diversity, equality, and inclusion.
  • In this third round, the state will solicit projects up to 1600 megawatts, double the previous bid - with a goal of achieving 15,000 megawatts by 2050.

 

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

  • Economics
    • Direct Employment - Manufacturing, transportation, construction, and maintenance
    • Tax Revenue - $7,000/megawatt of capacity is common
    • Reduced Energy Costs - Some neighborhoods received free electricity in Texas

 

Source: Miriam Wasser of WUBUR, WindExchange.Energy.gov, Energy Information Administration

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