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March 12, 2021

Law360

By: Raymond "Rusty" Pomeroy II

Federal and state support have New York State poised to lead the nation in the development of offshore wind power. Several large offshore wind projects are now taking shape in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off of New York's Long Island.

Five projects, in various stages of the approval process, are poised to deliver more than 4,300 megawatts of electricity to the New York market by 2028. And as large as these projects are, they represent less than half of the state's 2019 commitment for offshore wind — so more projects are assuredly on the way.

Rusty Pomeroy, special counsel in Stroock’s Environmental Law Group, recently published an article in Law360 that reviews the state and city legislation spurring this development, and the federal support that is improving project economics and the speed of development approvals. Rusty also looks at the projects themselves and the synergies between the development of offshore wind power that can be directly delivered to New York City's power grid and the city's landmark Climate Mobilization Act.

Read the article in Law360.

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