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Columbia, MD, United States, 2010/10/11 - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published “Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers,” a major technical report on the emerging offshore wind industry in the U.S.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory published “Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers,” a major technical report on the emerging offshore wind industry in the United States co-authored by Walter Musial of NREL and Bonnie Ram, Energetics’ Environmental Science and Policy Program Director. The comprehensive report analyzes the technology challenges, economics, resources, permitting procedures, and potential risks and benefits associated with offshore wind power deployment in U.S. waters.
The report garnered the attention of U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “Today's report will help guide our efforts in the coming years to support the offshore wind industry, create new clean energy jobs, and develop environmentally responsible energy resources,” said Secretary Chu. “Clean, renewable energy development that capitalizes on the nation's vast offshore wind and water resources holds great promise for our clean energy future and our economy.”
The Executive Summary or Full Report can be downloaded from the NREL website.
Learn more about Energetics’ expertise with wind energy.
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