There is as much wind power potential (900,000 megawatts) off our coasts as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States combined, according to a new report entitled, A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and General Electric. See the full story here.
(Editor’s note: Thanks for the link, Cindy… That’s a lot of power, alright. But, I keep thinking, the reason I go on holiday to the shore is to gaze upon the vast unbroken horizon. . . How do people feel about the possibility of changing that landscape? Should there be a limited number of areas with the turbines?)