Some ocean users have concerns about offshore steel turbines, especially commercial fishing, which is a multimillion-dollar industry in New England.
New offshore wind award is largest renewable project ever for CT
With federal tax credits set to expire at the end of the year, the state has chosen Vineyard Wind to develop an 804-megawatt offshore wind project.
Connecticut joins the offshore wind rush
Connecticut joined the offshore wind energy world Wednesday, awarding its first project to Deepwater Wind for a 200-megawatt installation off the coast. It comes with economic development enticements for New London and its port — and the potential for some 1,400 jobs.
Will CT catch or miss the boat on offshore wind energy?
Connecticut has the potential to become a major player in, and economic beneficiary from, offshore wind, all without putting a single turbine in state waters. But it may need to move fast and put a little economic skin in the game.