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Off-Shore Wind Update – Part 1

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This two-part series will focus on the positive political moves in many states, off-shore projects, the latest turbine designs from major manufacturers and planned supporting infrastructure.  This first paper will focus on the politics in the states that are currently reasonable candidates for offshore wind projects.

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Matt Chester on Aug 13, 2019 7:04 pm GMT

Thanks for a lot of the insider information and deep research you're able to provide on this topic, John. 

Furthermore I would suggest developers should avoid offshore wind projects unless the local state government strongly supports these.

This point is exceedingly important at this stage of the game. It's one thing to point to the European success with offshore wind, but it hasn't been established here in the United States. The states that are leading the charge, like NY and MA, will prove to be valuable testing grounds that might make the currently hesitant states come around, but until then it might be shooting the industry in the foot to spend too much time and resources in regions where they're unlikely to get political buy-in

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John Benson on Aug 14, 2019 2:32 pm GMT

Thanks for the response, and I agree.


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