Five Lessons That US Offshore Wind Must Learn from Europe

The nascent U.S. offshore wind industry has some big hurdles to jump, from more broadly raising support and awareness of offshore wind power’s benefits and not just costs to simply getting first steel in the water to prove it can be done, experts noted at last week’s Offshore Wind Power USA conference last week in Boston. Underlying a lot of that has to be learning lessons from Europe’s offshore wind development and adoption — which means more than the tongue-in-cheek simplicity offered by Doug Copeland, regional development manager with EDF Renewable Energy, who advised with “100 percent certainty” that U.S. offshore wind projects “will come on late and over budget.”

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