Offshore wind supporters like to quote a Wood Mackenzie research study that says buildIn 2018, Governor Carney convened an Offshore Wind Working Group composed of very capable people from across a spectrum of energy perspectives. They were tasked to consider whether the state government should mandate the use of offshore wind. The conclusion was offshore wind was too expensive but left the door open to future consideration compared to other generation sources.
Re: Comments on Notice of Intent to develop a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on US Wind Marwin and Momentum offshore wind Construction & Operations Plan, BOEM 2022-0025
Offshore wind supporters like to quote a Wood Mackenzie research study that says building 29,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind electric generating capacity on the Atlantic seaboard by 2030 will create 80,000 annual full-time US jobs between 2025 and 2030.
A recently-released research paper from the University of Delaware (UD) reports that the cost of power from a proposed 800-megawatt offshore wind project would fall within current wholesale power prices.
Proposed legislation nationally and in some states would establish a requirement 100% of electricity be generated from "renewable" sources such as wind and solar power. This policy will lead to unacceptable electric price increases and blackouts.