Department of Interior announced approval of Ocean Wind 1
On July 5, 2023 the Department of Interior announced approval of Ocean Wind 1. It will be located 13 nautical miles (almost 15 miles) southeast of Atlantic City. Biden’s obsession with wind power in New Jersey is at the expense of ocean life.
It was announced that these offshore wind turbines will power 380,000 homes. That may sound like a lot to you, until it’s pointed out that there are 3,785,346 homes in New Jersey. This is Biden’s 3rd offshore wind turbine project, joining Massachusetts (the Vineyard Wind project) and Rhode Island and New York (South Fork Wind project).
Biden’s goal is 30 gigawatts clean wind energy by 2030 and 110 gigawatts by 2050. The Ocean Wind 1 project will supply 1,100 megawatts. There is 1,000 megawatts in a gigawatt. Vineyard Wind will put out about 800 megawatts and South Fork will put out about 130 megawatts. That puts him up to 2,030 megawatts. He only has about 28 gigawatts to go to reach the first goal.
South Fork consists of 12 turbines. The Vineyard Wind project consists of 62 turbines. The new Ocean Wind 1 project is expected to be around 98 turbines. There is 172 total wind turbines in these 3 projects. That equals to Biden needing a whole lot more wind turbines to reach his 30 gig goal, not to mention the 110 gig goal by 2050.
Americans will be looking at an ocean of wind turbines. Isn’t that what everyone wants to see? This will not have any effect of ocean life, (eye roll/sarcasm/contempt).
it looks as if the stats don’t add up
The Vineyard Wind project, at 800 megawatts will power 400,000 homes out of 2,621,989 total. The South Fork project is to power 70,000 homes at 130 megawatts out of approximately 8,286,029 homes combined in Rhode Island and New York.
The Ocean Wind 1 at 1,100 megawatts will power 380,000 homes. That is 300 megawatts more than Vineyard Wind and 20,000 less homes. It’s possible that there is a reason for this like maybe some turbines are more powerful than others. I really don’t know much about wind turbines. I am only going off the stats that the government feeds us. The stats don’t seem to make sense unless there are factors unknown to me the government isn’t sharing.
If all turbines are basically the same, then it looks as if the government is only guessing what these turbines will provide. Looking at those figures, it doesn’t look like they are worth the damage they cause for the power they create. Sometimes we need to sacrifice for the greater good. I don’t think that is the case here.
wind turbines and wild life
President Trump used to bring up wind turbines and dead birds in his rallies. We wrote about that here. I assumed there had to be something to that or he wouldn’t talk about it, and I was right. Wind turbines are killing millions of birds, including eagles and also bats. Americans seem willing to over look that fact because wind turbines fit the Liberal agenda. We all know how hypocritical that is because any other time there would be liberal outrage over the killing of anything. It is proven, there is a correlation between the dead birds and these turbines.
They are moving these turbine fields into our oceans. There seems to be a correlation between the turbine fields and dead whales. Whales, how sad. There a a lot of dead whales turning up. The WWF became a leader in protecting whales over 50 years ago. NOAA protects them under the endangered species act and other laws. Nixon, Carter, both Bush’s, Clinton, Obama all helped conserve wildlife. Pres. Trump signed the largest conservation bill in decades.
Until they find the reason for the whale deaths, why doesn’t Biden put a hold on these turbine fields? Reagan supported a moratorium on whaling. We have protected whales for years, until Biden and his crazy climate agenda. Is the sacrifice worth the gain? We need to know more.
we wont be able to get them back
When these magnificent creatures are gone that’s it, they are gone. We can’t get them back. What is the harm in waiting until more research is done? Where are all of the people who normally protest to save animals? It isn’t just whales. What about dolphins and other sea life? What about the people who depend on the ocean for their livelihoods? There are more than just whales to consider. Turbines have literally killed millions of birds, whales don’t have those numbers to lose.
Biden is cheating, as usual
Biden is offering tax incentives as a way to get his way.
— fast-tracked legislation that would allow the multinational companies racing to build turbines off the coast to reap millions in federal tax incentives.https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-offshore-wind-power-turbines-controversy-6810/
“I can’t believe that I have to be here. I’m the mayor of a 4,500-person town, one-and-a-half square miles, and you guys are about to spend more taxpayer money on giving an international corporation who can’t manage their own budget the ability to come in and destroy my town at the Jersey Shore and our entire tourism economy,”said Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul M. Kanitra. https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-offshore-wind-power-turbines-controversy-6810/
The argument from the other side is this.
“Offshore wind is, by far orders of magnitude, the single best contribution New Jersey can provide to do our part to alleviate the climate crisis, all the health care costs and such that go along with it,”David Pringle of Clean Water Action. https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-offshore-wind-power-turbines-controversy-6810/
They argue that it saves the planet and all the people along with it. We all know that isn’t true. Follow the money, it’s always about money. Big foreign companies will make a lot of money off these projects.
Last week, they packed the Statehouse to urge legislators to block the bill, which they warned would hike rates for ratepayers and allow wind developers like Ørsted to double-dip tax incentives.https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-offshore-wind-power-turbines-controversy-6810/
The article we cite in the phillyvoice.com is a good one.
Christopher Placitella, an attorney and environmental advocate, warned wind energy would ravage marine life, damage historic properties, hurt recreation and tourism, and increase pollution.https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-offshore-wind-power-turbines-controversy-6810/
Seriously, what is the harm in waiting until more research is done, especially on these whale deaths.
The problem with these hypocrites is
We have federations/companies/etc. that do a lot of good. The WWF did and continues to good with saving animals. They draw attention to issues and make people aware. There are many other activists out there doing similar work. These same people/companies jumped on the climate bandwagon. The Greta Thunberg’s of the world push for controlling climate and the planet. You have a very exaggerated sense of your self worth if you think your or even all of us together can actually control the planet and it’s climate.
Now that they have jumped on the climate bandwagon, they can’t actually save the animals. If they try to stop the wind turbines to save birds, whales, and etc., they go against the belief in controlling the climate crisis. If they believe they are saving the planet with wind power, they can’t save the animals.
The great work they have done saving animals is now going down the drain.