Feds To Allow Wind Turbine Development Off LBI, Southern New Jersey

Courtesy of 2050 Magazine
Courtesy of 2050 Magazine

The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to open up 344,000 acres off Long Beach Island, Atlantic City and Southern New Jersey to wind power companies that want to lease sections of the sea floor, according to a story on app.com.

The turbines would be located about seven miles offshore. But opponents of the plan worry about damage to migratory birds and eye pollution.

To read the entire story, click here: http://www.app.com/story/news/local/ocean-county/2014/07/17/offshore-wind-approved/12818239/

What do you think about the plan? Tell us in the comments section below:

Sal Sorce July 19, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Yeah, I'm for almost anything that can bring down the cost of living in Ocean County ... Remember how "THEY" all promoted Atlantic City Gambling? How our educational costs would be augmented by the approval ??? Let's see how they can lower the direct cost of energy to each and every resident in Southern Ocean and Atlantic Counties ??? Knowing how and when the POLITICIANS get their hands on virtually anything to do with $$$$$$$$ Money and controls the taxpayer usually ends up on the crap end of things ... between the control by Lobbyists, lawyers and those who many elected to maintain their control of Ocean and Atlantic Counties ... face it the population has the power and the vision to combat the wrong ... tea party is making inroads ... Vote the bums out next election ...
Mark July 19, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Upstate Ny has wind farms, because there is always a strong enough wind to turn those turbines. About 90 in one area. Not one problem, except maintenance issues. Ditto for North Dakota. they have 180 in one stretch of the center of the state that has consistent winds. Some of the wind generators are 3rd generation in technological improvements. For those people that say it will ruin their view. Well that far off shore , on the horizon they will appear about 1/4 of an inch tall. That's if their is no: haze, fog,or low cloud cover to block the view
Brandy the Dog July 19, 2014 at 01:12 PM
This is fairly easy to calculate - assuming you have access to a computer. The line from your eyes to the horizon is a tangent to the earth's surface. So your eyes, the point on the horizon and the earths center form a right angled triangle. The line from your eyes to the center of the earth is the hypotenuse. So we can find the distance from your eyes to the horizon using Pythagoras theorem a^2=b^2-c^2 In this case c is the radius of the earth - 3,963 miles or 20,924,640 feet b is the radius of the earth plus the height of your eyes - 20,924,646 feet a^2 = b^2-c^2 = 251,095,716 Therefore a = 15,846 feet or almost exactly 3 miles. If your eyes are only 5 feet off the ground then the distance you can see is 14,465 feet or 2.75 miles. You would need to have your eyes 150 feet off the water in order to see 15 miles.
Heywood July 19, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Brandy, you amaze me, smart & beautiful.
Brandy the Dog July 19, 2014 at 02:53 PM
...and natural...


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