US offshore wind gaining momentum despite Trump's presidency

Altough some targets look wildly unrealistic, prospects for growth in offshore wind still look strong even under Trump.

Official Press Release Westwood Energy:

Westwoood Insight: Will Trump’s presidency dampen US offshore wind prospects?

In 2015, the Department of Energy’s Wind Vision Report projected that the US offshore wind industry could support investment to reach a cumulative capacity of 3 GW by 2020, 22 GW by 2030 and 86 GW by 2050. These targets do look wildly unrealistic, but the prospects for growth in offshore wind still look strong even under a Trump presidency.

The US saw its first commercial offshore wind farm installed off Rhode Island at the end of 2016. Although small in size (30 MW at full capacity) Deepwater Wind’s Rhode Island marks a milestone for the US renewables sector. This is the country’s first operational offshore wind farm, which could lay the foundation for several developments off the US coast over the next decade. Westwood Global Energy Group’s... ... More: Official Press Release Westwood Energy

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