A Wind Energy Plan that Fits America's Resources

| September 28, 2017

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America is blessed with long coastlines and relatively deep water. Ironically this has been a disadvantage to the US offshore wind industry. Comparatively, in England, there are over 1000 turbines already operating in the relatively shallow waters around the English Isles, and many other European countries have significant offshore wind turbine generating capacity. Yet, there is only one offshore turbine operating in the United States. This is in no small part because our shallow water is relatively close to the shoreline, meaning that it is close to people, migratory bird patterns, and within State Jurisdictions. Wind turbines for offshore electrical generating capacity are still a new industry in the United States.

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