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Moving wind power further offshore could change the renewable equation

Jed Kim Jul 27, 2017
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Moving wind power further offshore could change the renewable equation

Jed Kim Jul 27, 2017
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Wind energy provides more than 5 percent of the nation’s power, but the U.S. still lags behind other countries when it comes to offshore wind. Efforts to build it up face opposition from people who fear wind turbines will mar their ocean view and drive down property values or tourism. A bill now in Congress would force Maryland’s offshore wind turbines to be so far out at sea that they can’t be seen. And that could mean higher costs and more challenging logistics for the nation’s largest proposed offshore wind farm.

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