08 Jul '11, 12pm

Is the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry About To Boom?: Because offshore wind remains a priority for the federal...

Is the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry About To Boom?: Because offshore wind remains a priority for the federal...

Because offshore wind remains a priority for the federal government, Jim Lanard, President of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition, testified in June before a House of Representatives subcommittee on controversial Republican initiatives to streamline permitting. “The first modern offshore wind farm became operational in 1991 off the coast of Denmark,” Lanard told the subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Europe now has over 40 operational offshore wind farms with an installed capacity of 2,396 megawatts. Sixteen more projects, representing an additional 3,972 megawatts, are under construction there. China , he added, has only 102 megawatts of offshore wind now in operation but some 2,300 megawatts are in some stage of construction. “Yet in the United States, no offshore wind farms have been built,” Lanard said. That, however, is about to change, he ...

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