Wind Developer will Keep More than Half of $300 Million Put Up for Offshore Project It Canceled

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy had vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to keep the $300 million the company put into escrow, but the agreement allows the state to keep $125 million.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says offshore wind developer Orsted will pay $125 million for canceling two projects.

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‘May Be Problematic’: New Study Highlights Another Potential Roadblock for Biden’s Offshore Wind Push

Offshore wind farm

A new study has identified a potentially massive problem for offshore wind developments that could further hinder the Biden administration’s push for the technology.

The study, published in a scientific journal called Wind Energy Science and authored by researchers from the University of Colorado and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), focuses on what happens when the presence of nearby wind turbines reduces wind speeds for other turbines and their ability to produce power. The researchers project that the “wake effect,” the technical name for the phenomenon, could lead to a loss of up to 38 percent of power generation at one East Coast offshore wind development.

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