New York presents offshore wind master plan

New York State in the US has presented its master plan for how offshore wind can become a central energy source in the Big Apple. However, the stage is set for fierce competition.

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New York aims to be a US offshore wind hub and reach 2.4 GW by 2030. However, the road to this target is paved with challenges and the state's governor has therefore released a master plan with 20 studies to shed light on how New York will achieve its wind goals.

The new plan, authored by the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), tackles issues ranging from port facilities to attracting investments in local jobs as well as models for purchasing prices which could make the state more attractive than other states in the US that also harbor offshore wind ambitions.

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