Offshore Wind Power

Offshore wind power is one step closer to becoming reality after the NJ Board of Public Utilities selected the Danish firm Orsted to construct 1,100-megawatt windfarm 15 miles off Atlantic City.  Construction of the $1.6 billion project could begin in 2020 and will be subsidized by an increase of $1.46 per month on residential electric bills, with commercial and industrial customers paying more.  Orsted may connect to the power grid at the recently closed BL England plant in Upper Township.

Please see this Reuters press article for more details.

Recycling Changes Effective October 1st

At a recent Avalon Borough Council meeting, Council hosted Joseph Rizzuto, Executive Director of the Cape May County MUA, regarding potential changes to the recycling marketplace. Mr. Rizzuto indicated there could be changes coming to the recycling practices in Cape May County due to overseas marketplaces driving the market for cleaner recyclable products than Americans typically produce.

Effective October 1st, large bulky rigid plastic and shredded paper will no longer be accepted as recyclable and should be disposed of as trash.

Please see the attached letter from the MUA.