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    pretty sure NAVAIR put in their two cents to not build there, We'll see If Trump cares as much as he says about defense.

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    Wonder if Governor Hogan can put a stop to it, or if wont due to it not being worth his political capital. Also wonder in Trump era Feds might not disapprove of it.
    There has a been a sudden burst of activity in the infant large offshore wind farm activity in along the eastern coast, with several of the major players in European and Scandinavian wind energy sector winning the lease auctions here in the US. MD, NJ, NY all let major offshore tracts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    There has a been a sudden burst of activity in the infant large offshore wind farm activity in along the eastern coast, with several of the major players in European and Scandinavian wind energy sector winning the lease auctions here in the US. MD, NJ, NY all let major offshore tracts.

    Dem states trying to lock in stuff contractually so the TrumpFed cant block them?
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    Dem states trying to lock in stuff contractually so the TrumpFed cant block them?
    I see no evidence of that. What I see are seriously experienced foreign operators coming here to buy up US offshore leases and set up big wind farms...for real. I have to admit I didn't think that would happen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    I see no evidence of that. What I see are seriously experienced foreign operators coming here to buy up US offshore leases and set up big wind farms...for real. I have to admit I didn't think that would happen...
    Can those guys hack it if subsidies go away?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Can those guys hack it if subsidies go away?
    That is exactly what they are banking on. This is real money..not the totally wasted crap that has characterized all US offshore wind farm activity to this point. The reductions in operational overheads they've achieved in Europe the last few years are nothing short of stunning...defied all predictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    That is exactly what they are banking on. This is real money..not the totally wasted crap that has characterized all US offshore wind farm activity to this point. The reductions in operational overheads they've achieved in Europe the last few years are nothing short of stunning...defied all predictions.
    Sustainable, though? Long term maint upkeep, that sort of thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Sustainable, though? Long term maint upkeep, that sort of thing?
    There certainly are maintenance issues to deal with. Turbine blade leading edge erosion is one that bedevils the industry a great deal. The machines are complex. But it's still a "fledgling" industry even where it's huge, in Europe. So the truly long-term issues are yet to be shown..

    We don't want them to become "too reliable"...our business is supplying equipment to the vessels that cart the maintenance and repair crews around. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    There certainly are maintenance issues to deal with. Turbine blade leading edge erosion is one that bedevils the industry a great deal. The machines are complex. But it's still a "fledgling" industry even where it's huge, in Europe. So the truly long-term issues are yet to be shown..

    We don't want them to become "too reliable"...our business is supplying equipment to the vessels that cart the maintenance and repair crews around. ;-)



    I see.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/b...y.html?mcubz=1
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    Need to develop a power generation station using this design.

    Power it with deposed democrats.

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