28 Aug '14, 8am

US Department of the Interior auctions 80,000 acres for offshore wind energy development in Maryland

The provisional winner of the lease sale, held by the Bureua of Ocean Energy Management, is US Wind Inc. When fully built, this wind energy area could generate enough energy to power about 300,000 homes. “Today’s results are a major achievement and reflect industry confidence as we strengthen our nation’s foothold in this new energy frontier,” 1 said Department of Interiros Secretary Sally Jewell. “I want to thank Governor Martin O’Malley, his team and members of BOEM’s Maryland Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force for all of their hard work and leadership leading up to today’s successful auction. The collaboration and thoughtful planning that went into this lease sale will serve as a model as we continue up and down the coast in our efforts to ensure wind energy is developed in the right way and in the right places.” BOEM auctioned the Maryland Wind Energy Area a...

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