An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that supporters claim would create 800 megawatts of electricity, was approved by the federal government today. The Vineyard Wind project, south of Martha’s Vineyard near Cape Cod, would be the first utility-scale wind power development in federal waters.
The $2 billion project was approved Tuesday.
The project could be completed in about two years, comes after decades of debate about the sustainability of U.S. offshore wind. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said the approval will create thousands of jobs and is a step toward Joe Biden’s plan for 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030.
“It will create jobs that will support families, boost local economies and address climate injustice. More importantly, it will create a new generation of clean energy jobs and leave a livable planet for future generations.”
President trump commented:
Congratulations to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for the privilege they will have in looking at massive windmills that have been approved by the Biden Administration and are being built, in China of course, as part of an extraordinarily large wind farm. Wind is an incredibly expensive form of energy that kills birds, affects the sea, ruins the landscape, and creates disasters for navigation. Liberals love it, but they can’t explain why. In any event, Martha’s Vineyard, an absolutely wonderful place, will never be the same. Good Luck!