02 Dec '11, 1pm

Inside Google's Big, Bold & Risky Atlantic Wind Project

Inside Google's Big, Bold & Risky Atlantic Wind Project

Building a low-carbon economy requires bold ideas and long-term thinking on a scale that matters. Ideas like The Atlantic Wind Connection . The Atlantic Wind Connection, you may recall, is a company that has embarked on a multi-billion dollar, decade-long project to build an undersea transmission cable stretching about 350 miles from northern New Jersey to southern Virginia. (See my 2010 blog post, Google's Atlantic coast wind deal .) It will bring down the cost of offshore wind projects, create a more reliable electricity grid along the east coast and create thousands of jobs. The Atlantic Ocean is well-suited for offshore winds because its relatively shallow waters extend for miles out to sea, so turbines can take advantage of stronger winds and they are barely visible from land. "It's a scalable platform that literally creates a superhighway for offshore wind," said Mic...

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