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GLRPPR Sector Resource: National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States

Title:
National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States

Abstract:
A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind and Water Power Program to outline the actions it will pursue to support the development of a world?class offshore wind industry in the United States. This National Offshore Wind Strategy will guide DOE as it expands its ongoing efforts through the Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) initiative to promote and accelerate responsible commercial offshore wind development in the U.S. in both federal and state waters. As the agency with primary jurisdiction over reviewing and approving offshore wind projects in federal waters, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is a crucial partner in implementing this National Offshore Wind Strategy and ensuring the creation of a robust and environmentally responsible offshore wind energy industry in the U.S. Over the past two years, DOI has developed a regulatory framework to review proposed offshore wind projects in federal waters and recently launched the Smart from the Start initiative to facilitate siting, leasing, and construction of new projects. This National Offshore Wind Strategy incorporates elements of that initiative and illustrates the commitment of DOE and DOI to work together to spur the rapid and responsible development of offshore wind energy.

URL:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/pdfs/national_offshore_wind_strategy.pdf

Source:
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
February 2011

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