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$50.5 Million to Expand Offshore Wind Power

08 Feb 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Tags: Clean Energy

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Monday announced a new plan to accelerate the production of offshore wind energy, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Adhering to President Obama's energy goals issued during his State of the Union speech, the federal government announced that it will allocate $50.5 million to fund wind power research and development over the next five years.

With potential sites already surveyed off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, federal agencies look to identify additional locations for offshore wind farms in the northeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific. This proposed network of wind turbines could play a major role in transitioning our nation to a clean energy economy and decreasing our dangerous dependence on oil.

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