New York State has leaped into the era of offshore wind power, with electricity generated over the Atlantic Ocean now flowing to homes on Long Island.
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The 130-MW South Fork Wind wind farm offshore New York has installed its first turbine, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office announced Monday.
Orsted, the Danish energy company that with Eversource Energy is developing the South Fork Wind farm, will write off as much as $5.6 billion, it was reported last week, and has canceled two offshore wind projects slated for waters off southern New Jersey.
The 5-megawatt lithium-ion battery energy storage system, or BESS, that caught fire at a Cove Hollow Road, East Hampton, substation on May 31 is expected to be out of commission until the middle of 2024, a spokesman for NextEra Energy Resources said last week.
The runaway train momentum that had seemed to be driving the burgeoning offshore wind energy industry unstoppably forward has been slowed, somewhat, in recent months by surging costs that have… more
The long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk Point reformulation project, a coastal restoration and protection effort covering 83 miles of shoreline between Fire Island and Montauk Point, is set to begin this fall, with downtown Montauk to see the bolstering of its Atlantic Ocean beach with 450,000 cubic yards of sand dredged and pumped from an offshore site on Napeague during the winter or early spring.
Sutton Lynch rises most days before the sun, arriving at Atlantic Beach in Amagansett, N.Y., for the early-morning calm. It’s the same beach he’s been going to since he was a child, and where he worked as a lifeguard for years as a teenager. Now 23, he spends his mornings surveying the horizon. When he spots activity on the water’s surface, he sends out his drone.
It was just before dawn when Chris Winkler, a fisherman in Montauk, N.Y., set off on his trawler, the New Age.
East Hampton Town closed all of its beaches and was preparing to protect coastal neighborhoods from flooding as of Thursday afternoon, as large waves from approaching Hurricane Lee made for
The flood of tourists and part-time residents may have receded from East Hampton Town this week, but another, more dangerous kind of flood could be in store as the South Fork moves into the heart of Atlantic hurricane season.