NJ Bill Seeks To Ease Offshore Wind Approval Process

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 7:31 PM EST) -- A New Jersey lawmaker on Thursday introduced legislation to facilitate the development of offshore wind energy farms by formalizing the regulatory approval process and solidifying details on how electric utilities would have to incorporate offshore wind into their overall energy mixes.

New Jersey General Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli, D-Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem, introduced A4538, which seeks to establish the process by which the state’s Board of Public Utilities would approve offshore wind energy projects. The legislation would empower the BPU to designate preferred developers based on...
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