The Department of Energy's final Environmental Assessment found that the construction and operation of wind turbine generators off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J. would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment as defined by the National Environmental Policy Act. A pdf of the EA can be found here (49.9 MB).
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the nation’s fifth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, which offered nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for potential wind energy development.The provisional winners of the lease sale are RES America Developments Inc., which bid $880,715 for lease area OCS-A 0498 (160,480 acres), and US Wind Inc., which bid $1,006,240 for OCS-A 0499 (183,353 acres). Fishermen’s Energy LLC also participated in the lease sale. https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-auctions-344000-acres-offshore-new-jersey-wind-energy-development
Building on and updating the 2008 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, the new Wind Vision Report quantifies the economic, environmental, and social benefits of a robust wind energy future and the actions that wind stakeholders can take to make it a reality. http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/WindVision_Report_final.pdf