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    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open

    Feds move ahead with plans for huge 'wind farm' off Kitty Hawk

    January 19, 2017 (WRAL Tech Wire)

    “The federal government plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm…[Bidding will open in March for the nine companies] qualified to bid on the wind energy project…The 122,405 acres to be sold are 27.6 to 29.5 miles off the coast of Kitty Hawk, and federal officials say the wedge-shaped area is away from shipping routes, military training zones and sensitive environmental ecosystems…[Though it will likely be five to ten years until turbines are installed, residents are already concerned about the impacts. Development proponents say predictions of harms are overstated while the project will produce local jobs and other economic benefits as well as] electricity…The government plans to start the bidding for the North Carolina site at about $245,000, but the lease is expected to fetch millions of dollars.” click here for more

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