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If everything goes to plan, New York City and Long Island will be harnessing the Atlantic Ocean's strong and dependable winds  as a source of renewable energy. The company estimates that the leased area could host a 1,000-megawatt offshore wind farm. Norway's biggest oil company will be developing an offshore wind  farm outside of New York. Statoil submitted the winning bid of $42.5 million to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last Friday to lease nearly 80,000 acres of federal waters roughly 14 miles off the coast of Long Island. The company estimates that the leased area could host a 1,000-megawatt offshore wind farm.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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