Push for wind energy could create thousands of jobs

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BOSTON (AP) – The planned creation of 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power should create over 3,000 “job years” during construction over the next ten years and generate

That’s the conclusion of a report released this week by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a state economic development agency. A job year is defined as one person working full-time for one year.
In 2016, Governor Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the largest procurement of clean energy generation in Massachusetts’ history, including approximately 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy.

Three projects – Vineyard Wind, Bay State Wind and Deepwater Wind – are all vying to produce some or all of an initial 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy.
 

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