- New York State has cooked up an elaborate offshore wind energy master plan, according to a story in Newsday. If all goes well, New Yorkers are looking at hundreds of turbines with a capacity of 2,400 MW, and a $6 billion industry employing 5,000 people. Currently, New York has only one offshore wind farm in the works. [CleanTechnica]
- New Jersey Gov Phil Murphy officially announced that New Jersey is rejoining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program, the landmark, bipartisan effort to reduce carbon pollution from electric power plants in the Northeast region. Former Gov Christie pulled New Jersey out of the program nearly seven years ago. [Environment America]
- Offshore wind developers say Trump administration support for offshore wind has been strong during its first year in office, but states are providing the biggest push for new development, especially Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York. More than 4,000 GW of offshore wind power potential exist off US coastlines. [Bloomberg BNA]
- Danish offshore wind company Ørsted has begun construction on the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. When it is completed, will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The wind farm, 120 km off the coast of Yorkshire, will generate enough electricity to provide for the equivalent of 1 million UK homes. [CleanTechnica]
- Nine years before the 2011 meltdown crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, TEPCO turned down a request from the government’s nuclear watchdog for it to conduct a simulation of powerful tsunami that could hit the plant, a court document showed. In declining the offer, TEPCO lost an opportunity to prepare for the disaster. [The Japan Times]
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