Release of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward

Nov 12th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Wind Power

The mission of the US Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) is to address the technical, environmental, economic and regulatory issues necessary to catalyze the sustainable development of offshore wind energy in the waters of the United States.

The mission of the US Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) is to address the technical, environmental, economic and regulatory issues necessary to catalyze the sustainable development of offshore wind energy in the waters of the United States.

The U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) announces the release of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward, a resource for government, industry, and non-governmental stakeholders that offers a snapshot of U.S. offshore wind energy activity in 2009.

Offshore wind energy has great potential to address the United States’ urgent energy and environmental challenges. While this abundant domestic renewable energy source is currently untapped, there is growing political and market momentum to develop the vast offshore wind energy resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf and the Great Lakes.

This document provides an overview of the following areas critical to sustainable offshore wind energy development:

  • Regulation and government policies
  • Technology development
  • Economic and financial viability
  • Environmental/marine use compatibility
  • Leadership and coordination.

For more on the US Offshore Wind Collaborative, visit here: US Offshore Wind Collaborative

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