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Frequently overlooked by planners, the Gulf of Mexico offers opportunities for developing offshore wind generation in the US. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a pair of reports, funded by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), outlining the possibilities and hazards of this resource...

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Matt Chester on Jun 3, 2020

The main disadvantage is the hurricanes that strike the area. The wind speeds are generally not high and the seabed tends to be soft.

Definitely is a risk, but that never stopped the Gulf Coast from being home to offshore oil drilling-- the same lessons from those engineering successes can surely be applied here as well

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