By Michael Miller, Press Staff Writer


“A new report Wednesday (12/1/10) by state and national environmental groups touted an idea that New Jersey embraced several years ago: the Atlantic Ocean has a bounty of offshore wind energy.

Environment New Jersey, New Jersey Audubon and several national organizations said more political will is needed to jumpstart the nascent offshore wind industry.

The first national leases for offshore wind were awarded to Cape Wind in Massachusetts during a signing ceremony in Atlantic City in October.

Three companies, including Cape May-based Fishermen’s Energy, plan to build offshore wind farms between Atlantic City and Avalon.”

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Wind turbines

New Jersey’s only large wind energy project is in Atlantic City. Photo by Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger.