14 Sep '12, 3pm

300,000 Jobs and $200 Billion Economic Potential from U.S. Offshore Wind

300,000 Jobs and $200 Billion Economic Potential from U.S. Offshore Wind

Fortunately, federal and state governments have made significant progress toward the first offshore turbines and have put America at a turning point toward harnessing the more than 1,300 gigawatts (GW) of energy generation potential identified along our coasts. Harnessing a realistic fraction of offshore wind’s potential — 52GW — could power 14 million homes with clean electrons while creating over 300,000 new jobs and $200 billion in new economic activity in some of our biggest cities.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/14/300000-jobs-and-200-b...

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