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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:09:52 AM

A first-of-its-kind plan to deliver offshore wind power to electricity users has been blowing in the wind. But developers seeking coveted ratepayer subsidies are re-imagining it as a New Jersey-only project, rousing new interest from gov't policy-makers.

The U.S. still doesn’t have any offshore wind farms despite years of discussion. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation in 2010 to facilitate use of the technology here, spurring a group of investors including Google Inc. to pledge $5 billion to build a 350-mile underwater transmission spine from northern New Jersey to Norfolk, Va.

The retooling of the transmission spine to exclude service to other states — to route power only to New Jersey stations at Lacey, Jersey City and south of Atlantic City from planned offshore wind farms . . .
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:45:25 PM

I've got to think these things would be devastating to the poor sea gulls. Christie probably has a recipe.
tamsey
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:42:39 PM


From the article:

"It would be up to ratepayers to shoulder much of the costs, though Mitchell said system efficiencies can offset some of the sting. Like solar power, wind power costs more per kilowatt hour than other kinds of energy but has an environmental benefit of no carbon pollution."

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He says right there that this power will cost more than other energy, but gives off less carbon. So this project will cost a fortune and then raise people's utility rates, all for an unproven, politically-driven agenda. Unbelievable.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:12:10 PM


Politicians in New Jersey are full of wind!!!
FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:33:46 PM

Wind farms suck.
Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:10:36 AM

Did you ever see what one of those big blades does to birds? They don't even leave anything behind for for food. Keep these images of exploding and burning wind generators in your mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDvmp2EjCvQ
Joeski1
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 10:10:53 AM

Christie is the worst governor new jersey has had ever in my 50 years worse than mcgreevy or whitman... and she was a thief and he was a fraud.

The bully man will destroy the country with his industry backed agenda..

Corbett stinks too...

But christie is the biggest skunk of all...
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:21:55 AM

The power of the oil lobby.
werich44
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:12:28 AM

New Jersey politicians are second only to Chicago politicians in the corruption department.
NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:09:16 AM

Corrupt politics in NJ? Whoda thunk? It's one reason I moved.
Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:53:52 AM

not in my backyard
Peachy1
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:46:25 AM

Gee, imagine that.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:43:22 AM

remember where the money is going when google play wants you to pay for a crappy app that will take over your phone
BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:14:18 AM

Wind farms, not a pretty site nor the most efficient.
Grizdad
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:39:58 AM

Hmmm. Chicago v. Jersey v. Politics overall.
ovillaone
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:35:01 AM

New Jersey is still tied up in NJ politics.
epf
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:13:07 AM

Ugh, so frustrating!
dr047
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:08:42 AM


Everything gets tied up in politics!
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:58:47 AM

All that money spent and what is the return from this investment....even more money spent.
daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:54:19 AM

the hold up is electric companies do not want it ,just like in Florida,they have successfully blocked wind power,its illegal to put up any form of wind mills here because of the power companies
and that is not a fairy story
mandoid
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:53:52 AM

Got to love the NIMBY syndrome
quasar502
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:43:11 AM

What's the holdup?
farmboyTN
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:32:36 AM

OK
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:29:09 AM

What does one expect from NY
csnvcas
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:51:49 AM

Ok
Bussman
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:50:33 AM

"If you wanna play you gotta pay".
pscamp
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:42:27 AM

OK
Realakman
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:29:42 AM

Wind power just don't add up
I like it, its a good idea
But not when the government needs and wants $5 gallon gas to make it work.
SBlouch
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:53:01 AM

It is politics as usual and since it will soon be time to close up and go on their vacation break without accomplishing anything.
Steveshonda
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:43:39 AM

so tired of politics
sks1586
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:28:44 AM

Pearls of wisdom - Google, which has already invested more than $1 billion in renewable energy projects, is working in New Jersey with Bechtel Group Inc., the U.S. contractor that built the Hoover Dam and the English Channel tunnel. Bechtel would build the first phase of the transmission line.
ImPogs
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:24:18 AM

What else is new? Politics is always in every thing.
rdev3wp250
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:07:43 AM

funny how they never take in the manufacture or transportation carbon footprints on these projects.
roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:55:36 AM

Does NEW JERSEY need power??? Or could they do without.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:15:21 AM

Keep it.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 2:04:16 AM

politics ruin everything
OHMS
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:54:29 AM

poor mosquitoes
Amplion
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:45:53 AM

BAN WIND FARMS !!!
comprof
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:37:05 AM

Government is much more dangerous than any company.
ronbo2010
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:28:46 AM

Read the news while its free for the next 30 days. :-)
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:21:34 AM

blow back
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:19:41 AM

Stop the politics. Open the wind farms.
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