Republicans Question Math Behind NRG Wind Farm Lease

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 6:08 PM EST) -- Senate Republicans called on the Interior Department Friday to justify its decision to lease close to 100,000 acres of land off the coast of Delaware to NRG Energy Inc. for a 450-megawatt wind farm, suggesting the economics might not add up.

Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking him why the agency had opened the area for wind energy development but continues to bar offshore oil and natural gas leasing in the Atlantic.

The Interior Department...
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