The nation's first major offshore wind farm is one step closer to reality

 | 
Jake Taber
Content Creator

Author: Jake Taber

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

As a member of the Creative Team for the Public Interest Network, Jake writes and designs materials for Environment America and its network of state-based organizations. Jake got his start with Environment America's program team as a Clean Energy Associate, where he worked with students to organize campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy at dozens of campuses across the country, and helped win commitments from Boston University and Vanderbilt University. Jake lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys cooking, reading and attempting to learn woodworking.

Massachusetts and the East Coast may have just taken a major step towards a future powered not by oil and gas, but the abundant winds off our shores.
 
In March, Vineyard Wind, a planned commercial-scale wind farm slated to operate off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, cleared an important hurdle as the Biden administration completed the environmental review process for the project. The 800-megawatt wind farm would have the capacity to power 400,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses.
 
“We applaud the Biden administration for helping clear the way on this project," said Hannah Read, go big on offshore wind associate for our national research partner, Environment America Research and Policy Center. "We are on the brink of unlocking an incredible amount of renewable energy potential, and this is just the beginning."
 
Offshore wind projects all along the Atlantic coast are undergoing a similar review process. Their approval could provide clean electricity for millions more homes.
 
Read more.

Photo: A wind farm off the coast of the UK. Asian and European countries have adopted offshore wind far more quickly than the U.S. Credit: Andy Dingley via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY SA 3.0

Jake Taber
Content Creator

Author: Jake Taber

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

As a member of the Creative Team for the Public Interest Network, Jake writes and designs materials for Environment America and its network of state-based organizations. Jake got his start with Environment America's program team as a Clean Energy Associate, where he worked with students to organize campaigns for 100 percent renewable energy at dozens of campuses across the country, and helped win commitments from Boston University and Vanderbilt University. Jake lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys cooking, reading and attempting to learn woodworking.