Plans for offshore wind farms sputter
Today, none of those large-scale proposals are active, a circumstance that in some cases is attributed to fierce public opposition. Two months ago the Canadian province of Ontario, which had been promoting wind energy, terminated or suspended all offshore projects.
April 18, 2011
by Steve Orr
in Democrat and Chronicle
As New York Power Authority officials near a decision point for their Great Lakes offshore wind-farm plans, they find themselves almost alone in their pursuit: Nearly all the other freshwater offshore wind projects in North America have stalled or died.
Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the other three Great Lakes are among the windiest spots in the eastern half of the continent, and in recent years wind-energy developers publicized proposals for a dozen or more large wind farms for the lakes' waters.
Today, none of those large-scale proposals are active, a circumstance that in some cases is attributed to fierce public opposition.... [continue via Web link]