Offshore Wind

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
Offshore Wind

After years of legal hurdles and local opposition, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is moving forward off the coast of Cape Cod. Maryland is getting into the act, recently passing legislation to help develop an offshore wind project planned for Ocean City.

Hundreds of offshore wind turbines generate power across Europe, but here in the U.S. ambitious offshore wind projects have stalled in the face of local opposition and regulatory hurdles. This year, one long-planned offshore wind farm is slated to move forward off Cape Cod. Maryland also recently approved legislation to develop a project off the coast of Ocean City. We explore the future of offshore wind in America.

Guests

Nathan Hultman

Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Bryan Russo

Coastal Reporter, WAMU 88.5; Host, Coastal Connection, 88.3 (Ocean City)

Jim Lanard

President, Offshore Wind Development Coalition

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