President Joe Biden wasted no time declaring war on fossil fuels and pushing the expansion of renewable energy, including a massive wind power project off the Massachusetts coast. The move comes as reports surface on how used turbine blades are being dumped in landfills.
Biden signed an executive order on January 27, calling for the Department of the Interior to “identify steps to accelerate responsible development of renewable energy on public lands and waters.”
Newsday reported on Biden’s green energy agenda:
Biden on Jan. 27 signed an executive order calling for the Interior Department to “identify steps to accelerate responsible development of renewable energy on public lands and waters,” a stark change from the Trump administration, which had slowed federal approvals.
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday released a statement saying it would restart the environmental review and work to develop a final environmental impact statement needed to approve the project’s construction and operations plan. The project, called Vineyard Wind, a company based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, had withdrawn its application for the construction plan for the 800-megawatt project, one of the first expected to come online, to review the prospect of using larger turbines.
For the developers of the South Fork Wind Farm, a LIPA-contracted project that is scheduled to supply power to the South Fork by 2023, news of the Vineyard Wind advancement, and the Biden administration’s commitment to wind, was welcome news.
“I do think it’s a strong signal right out of the gate from the Biden administration,” Fred Zalcman, head of government affairs for Danish energy giant Orsted, which with Eversource is developing the South Fork 130-megawatt project, said. “We’ve all been in a holding pattern for the better part of a year.”
But as the Biden administration, the alternative energy industry, and environmentalists tout the new push for “clean energy,” reports have surfaced that the massive blades used on the wind turbines are not easily recycled and are being buried in landfills.
The Texas Standard detailed the used blades scenario, including interview a reporter who looked into wind power pollution:
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