The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has prepared a draft environmental impact for the proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Project.
With hours to go until the end of their legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a law committing the state to developing 8.5 GW of offshore wind by 2031.
With major projects being completed this year, OSW is poised to become a major source of electricity and good jobs, panelists at a BNOW conference said.
Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina will receive $36 million in federal and private-sector funding to support offshore wind training programs.
Maryland regulators selected US Wind and Ørsted to build 1,600 MW in offshore wind, bringing the state close to 2,000 MW in total.
Offshore wind developers are starting to make good on their job-creation promises, but that hasn't ended opposition to their projects.
Elizabeth Yeampierre with the Climate Justice Alliance says environmental justice communities need to be allowed to speak for themselves on offshore wind.
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