Offshore Windpower To Potentially Exceed US Demand

Slashdot Offshore Windpower To Potentially Exceed US Demand SpuriousLogic writes to mention that a new Interior Department report suggests that wind turbines off US coastlines could supply enough electricity to meet, or exceed, the nation’s current demand. While a good portion of this is easily accessible through shallow water sites, the majority of strong wind resources appear to be in deep water which represents a significant technological hurdle. “Salazar told attendees at the 25x’25 Summit in Virginia, a gathering of agriculture and energy representatives exploring ways to cut carbon dioxide emissions, that “we are only beginning to tap the potential” of offshore renewable energy. The report is a step in the Obama administration’s mission to chart a course for offshore energy development, an issue that gained urgency last year amid high oil prices and chants of ‘Drill, baby, drill’ at the Republican National Convention.”
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