Offshore WIND, not OIL

After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the huge environmental catastrophe it is leading to, more and more voices are now demanding offshore wind as a paliative.

This sounds like a good idea as the important offshore wind potential is still completely untapped in the United States. Meanwhile, the European Union installed more than 500 MW in 2009 only.

The main problem with offshore wind is that it can to its detractors ruin a perfect view. I guess floating wind turbines would solve this problem as they could be implented in much deeper waters.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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