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Trump's director lays the inspiration for offshore wind initiatives
Benjamin Storrow, E & E Information reporter, Climatewire: Monday, August 12, 2019
The Trump administration has ordered a radical environmental evaluation of the burgeoning offshore wind business, which can derail the nation's first main challenge and pose many questions for future developments.
The Bureau of Ocean Power Administration, a division of the Division of the Inside, commissioned a examine on the cumulative impression of a sequence of initiatives alongside the east coast. The evaluation follows fishermen's considerations in regards to the impression of offshore wind improvement on East Coast fisheries.
The evaluation casts doubt on the way forward for Winery Wind. The developer, a partnership between Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure Companions, warned that it might be troublesome to maneuver ahead if BOEM delayed its environmental scan past the summer season. However Winery Wind officers have sought to take an optimistic tone after the discharge of the brand new model of the BOEM EIS on Friday.
They described the choice as "shock and disappointment" however insisted that the challenge "stays viable and continues to progress" (E & E Information PM, 9 August).
The issues at Winery Wind are a number of, in accordance with business analysts and people accustomed to the challenge (Climatewire, August 7). First, it's the supply of the funding tax credit score, a federal grant for wind initiatives. The challenge had supplied a 24% tax credit score on capital prices of $ 2.eight billion. This allowed the corporate to signal a contract with three Massachusetts utilities at a worth nicely beneath that originally forecast by analysts.
However the tax credit score expires on the finish of the 12 months. Though the challenge remains to be eligible for an exemption as a consequence of licensing issues, the logistics related to the development of America's first giant offshore challenge additional complicate the duty.
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If you cannot deal with license points and depend upon subsidies, you’ll not have any cause to attempt to construct issues within the ocean.