Chain of Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power Atlantic Seaboard

A 1,550-mile-long network of offshore wind stations could provide power from Massachusetts to North Carolina with minimal threat of outages, according to a new study. Full Story »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 3, 2010

Important findings, but this story, like many other clean energy tech stories, doesn't really deal with the challenges of implementation. It goes far enough to discuss the construction cost and the creation of new regulatory bodies, but it doesn't talk about the current electricity market or how wind can gain substantial market share.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Jun. 1, 2010

Doesn't explain why this hasn't been funded before, or what the costs may look like. The business angle on this research would have presented an important perspective in understanding its importance.

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Mike LaBonte
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by Mike LaBonte - Jun. 4, 2010

Only two sources, but they are fairly well described. Some claims like the six offshore developments could use some evidence. I would like to see more numbers.

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