Gallery: Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forw...

A proposal backed by Google for a wind power transmission line stretching from Virginia to New Jersey cleared a major regulatory hurdle on Monday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that the Atlantic Wind Connection could move forward because there was “no competitive interest” for the proposal which would deliver 7000 megawatts of wind turbine generated electricity to the East Coast’s grid. The government’s green light on granting a right of way to the oceanic transmission line paves the way for the project’s sponsors to begin an environmental impact statement.

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