5 Alternative Energy Plays to Watch

DAVID FESSLER | February 27, 2019

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2018 will likely be remembered as the tipping point for the U.S. offshore wind industry. Just eight years ago, there were few plans to develop offshore wind power here in the U.S. This was puzzling, since Europe was already well into the development of its wind farms. But what a difference a few years made Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Virginia, New Jersey and other states made major strides and commitments regarding offshore wind power in 2018. Together, the U.S. offshore wind project pipeline is on a path to 10 gigawatts (GW) by 2030.

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