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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Joe Ryan for Bloomberg News:New York State is mounting a broad effort to reduce the cost of building a wind farm off the coast of Long Island, an ambitious push to generate clean power in U.S. waters.The state’s Energy Research and Development Authority plans to bid for a federal lease to develop a 81,000-acre (127-square-mile) site in the Atlantic Ocean. If it wins, New York would undertake initial site studies and pursue an agreement to sell the electricity. The state would then hold an auction of its own, selling development rights to the highest bidder.New York officials see offshore wind as critical for meeting the state’s goal to get half its power from renewable sources by 2030. By doing the initial planning and guaranteeing a buyer for the power, the state intends to make the project appealing to developers, driving down costs and making it more likely the wind farm will be built.“This is a resource that has to be, and will be, developed,” John B. Rhodes, president and chief executive of the New York State authority, said in an interview Friday. “It is our job to do it as surefootedly and cost efficiently as possible.”Offshore wind is among the most expensive sources of power in the world. While it has thrived in Europe, the technology has languished in the U.S. as utilities balked at the price. If New York succeeds in lining up a buyer, the state would remove much of the risk for developers, and ultimately make the power cheaper for consumers, said Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware who studies offshore wind.“This is New York telling the country that offshore wind is going to happen, ” Kempton said in an interview. “No other state has done this before.”Full article: New York Has a Plan to Make Long Island Offshore Wind Cheaper ‘This Is New York Telling the Country That Offshore Wind Is Going to Happen’last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Testie FishOff TargetThe Pacu, the fish that made a splash for its taste for testicles, has reportedly been found in a New Jersey pond. That means it’s a short swim away from Long Island, which is way too close for comfort. And we were worried about the Atlantic Beach shark sighting!Crocodile WrestlersPartial ScoreA Holtsville man is suing a Mexican golf course where a crocodile ate two of his fingers as he took practice swings. Apparently living on Long Island, where more than a dozen alligators have turned up in the past year, taught him how to instinctively free himself from the jaws while his golf partner wrestled the croc. Still a better story than our last trip to Cancun.Breaking BadOn TargetMurderous meth kingpin Walter White shows what can happen to chemistry teachers who turn to the dark side when they can’t afford the co-pay for their cancer treatments. And what a strange, seven-year trip it was. Withdrawal is hard to take for us fans.Dina LohanOff TargetSomehow managing to one-up her infamous actress daughter’s legal troubles, Mrs. Lohan gets arrested for DWI days before her 51st birthday and two weeks after the bank moves to foreclose on her $1.3-million Merrick home. Oh, and she recanted a claim that she was injured when Troopers took her into custody. After being interviewed by Oprah. We couldn’t make this stuff up.NewsdayOff TargetLong Island’s lone daily newspaper fails to disclose in their coverage and endorsement of Democrat Tom Suozzi in the Nassau County executive race that their parent company, Cablevision, donates to his campaign and hired him after he was unseated in 2009. Instead of issuing their usual comment when we call them out—“we stand behind our coverage”—a Newsday flack declines to comment. The silence is deafening.last_img read more