Gallery: Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind


We’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that Google is close to taking over the world and they just keep adding fuel to our conspiracy theories. What now? Well, they’ve just invested in a $5 billion transmission line that will help speed up offshore wind development on the eastern seaboard. The internet giant and New York based investment firm Good Energies will each be taking on 37.5% of the cost of the 350 mile line that will run from northern New Jersey to Norfolk, Virginia. The line would be an underwater spine that could eventually carry energy from offshore wind farms to the places along its span that need it most.

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  1. guntis March 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    It is a great plan! Do they need some good hydrotechnical engineer for this project? It would be a good challenge!

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