Mashable: Why the first big U.S. ocean wind farm is a big deal

Pierre Conner, professor of practice and executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed for a Mashable story on the Biden administration’s approval of the country’s first major offshore wind farm. Vineyard Wind will build 62 wind turbines — each over 800 feet tall — off the coast of Massachusetts, creating enough energy to power some 400,000 homes.

“It does signal relatively quick approval of the many projects in planning,” said Pierre Conner, an energy markets expert and executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute. “It also reduces the uncertainty of approval to accelerate more offshore projects.”

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