A Mighty Winds A Blowin: Intro to Offshore Wind with Dr. David Bidwell
Our fist episode diving into the world of offshore wind!
On this episode, Peter and Tyler catch up with Dr. David Bidwell, University of Rhode Island / Department of Marine Affairs to talk about the coming wind power boom along the Northeast shoreline of the U.S. David's been studying the emerging industry for years and has the pulse on the issue. Recent federal actions -- a NEPA review slowdown and new FERC rules that punish renewable power producers -- may not slow the inevitable outcome. Along the NE coast where dense urban communities line the shoreline, wind power is cheaper and more efficient than the old coal power plants. Europe is light years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to wind, dominating both the race to market and the technology to install and run the systems. Seems the U.S. is happy to bring up the rear these days but that is beginning to change.