Major Step Forward for Renewable Energy Offshore of North Carolina

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released the environmental assessment under the National Environmental Protection Act that found no significant environmental or socioeconomic impacts from issuing wind energy leases within the Wind Energy Areas offshore of North Carolina. These Wind Energy Areas encompass 307,590 acres and include area offshore of Kitty Hawk and Wilmington, North Carolina. The next step will be for North Carolina to hold a Wind Energy Task Force meeting.

Offshore Wind Denmark

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