Atlantic Coast Ocean Wind Could Power The U.S.
‘There Is Enough Wind Energy Capacity Off The East Coast To Power The Entire Country’
Allie Nicodemo, May 30, 2018 (News@Northeastern)
“…[An 800 MW wind project off the Massachusetts coast is moving forward. It] will be the first major offshore wind farm in the United States…[Research shows there] is enough wind energy capacity off the east coast to power the entire country…[but]Massachusetts is the first state to invest heavily in taking advantage of this resource…There are some important differences between the east coast and other areas where wind farms have been built…[The East Coast faces hurricanes, but] researchers have been learning much in the last several decades about safe and resilient building design for hurricanes…[There are other] environmental issues, financial and policy issues, supply chain, workforce development, and shipping issues…The Department of Energy has set a goal of 80 gigawatts by 2050 coming from offshore wind…[That would be] about 7 percent of all energy needed in the country…[but] only about 4 percent of the total capacity for wind energy on the east coast…” click here for more