BY BOB HOLT
Governor Chris Christie signed the stateâ€™s Offshore Wind Economic Development Act in 2010, but New Jersey has little to show for it.
A proposal to build six wind turbines by a Cape May company was rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Wednesday for financial reasons.
An Associated Press story in Westport News reports that the state BPU has turned down a bid from Fishermen's Energy to build a windmill farm three miles off the coast of Atlantic City, citing higher electric bills for ratepayers. "We have the potential to be a national leader, but we're quickly falling behind neighboring states,â€ť said Doug Oâ€™Malley from Environment New Jersey. â€śYou can't be an off-shore wind leader if you're not building turbines."