"Google Backs Offshore Wind Power Project"

"Google is backing a plan to lay undersea cables to connect offshore windmills off the mid-Atlantic coast, a step the Internet giant hopes will boost wind power as an energy source.

The $5-billion offshore wind power transmission line will stretch 350 miles from New Jersey to Virginia and could supply enough wind energy to serve about 1.9 million households. But the ambitious project faces hurdles.

Wind Google said in a blog post that the project will rely on offshore power hubs that collect power from wind farms and deliver it via undersea cables to electrical transmission systems on land."

Jessica Guynn reports for the Los Angeles Times' Technology blog October 12, 2010.


"Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing" (New York Times)

"An Undersea Trench for Wind Power?" (NY Times Green)

"More On Google's Plan For World Domination Through Wind Power" (NPR/The Two-Way)

"Google’s Green Spin Might Get Wind Project Going" (Reuters)

"Google Bets on Underwater Transmission Line for Offshore Wind" (Atlantic)

Editorial: "Blowing in the Offshore Wind" (Baltimore Sun)

"Despite Lease Approval, Future of Cape Wind Remains Up in the Air" (ClimateWire)

"Offshore Wind a U.S. Job Boon if Capital Costs Don't Erode Potential -- DOE" (ClimateWire)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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