Massachusetts wants to get 1,600 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind farms by the year 2027, up from zero today.
In December, three developers submitted proposals for the state's first offshore wind farm, which could supply up to a quarter of that goal when built.
Many in New England are banking on offshore wind bringing not just energy but a new industry to Massachusetts that could mean jobs for aging ports like New Bedford.
That’s already happening in the United Kingdom, which leads the world in offshore wind energy.
For a possible future vision of New England, we looked to a part of the U.K. that's staking its economic recovery on offshore wind.
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