More than 30 miles from Martha’s Vineyard, the construction of the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States is underway. Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners are installing 62 turbines in the ocean to harness the wind in the area and convert it into clean energy that will power over 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts.
This colossal project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tons per year and create 3,600 jobs. The local fishermen who are still mending their nets by hand are lending a hand to a critical environmental development in the 21st century.
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