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‘A huge moment’: U.S. gives go-ahead for its first major offshore wind farm – CNBC

Vineyard Wind 1 project will be located in waters off the coast of Massachusetts.

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The U.S. offshore wind sector took a major step forward Tuesday after authorities gave the green light for the construction and operation of the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind 1 project.
In a statement, the U.S. Department of the Interior described the development, which will be located in waters off the coast of Massachusetts, as “the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States.”
The Vineyard Wind project, it said, was expected to generate 3,600 jobs and “provide enough power…

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