Wind energy potential dwarfs today’s electricity use, report says

Winds blowing off the Atlantic coast could provide four times more electricity each year than the region currently uses, according to a new report. “Wind Power to Spare: The Enormous Energy Potential of Atlantic Offshore Wind,” released Thursday by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center, said 12 of the 14 coastal states — including New Jersey — have offshore wind potential that exceeds their current electricity consumption. On Monday, the Jersey Renews coalition and the Business Network for Off-Shore Wind will co-sponsor the second annual Time For Turbines off-shore wind forum in Atlantic City.

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Source: Press of Atlantic City

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