UNH Research Finds Recreationists Support Offshore Wind Energy Development

New research shows widespread support for offshore wind energy development among those enjoying outdoor recreation. The study, recently published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, looked closely at factors influencing water-based recreationists' perceptions about offshore wind energy. Of the 242 responding, nearly half identified as boaters and the other half evenly split between beach users and anglers. 

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Offshore wind is (finally) coming to America

Although offshore wind power is still in the early stages of development in the United States, policymakers and developers are working diligently to push the industry forward. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than two-dozen offshore wind projects with a generating capacity of over 25 GW are in the planning stages, mainly off the U.S. Northeast and mid-Atlantic coasts.

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