The first offshore wind farm in the US will be in Delaware, scheduled to be completed in 2012. It might have been done earlier, off Martha’s Vineland, except for all those NIMBY liberal environmentalists (such as the Kennedys) who have tried to block that project every step of the way. Imagine the indignity of looking out on the ocean from your summer home and seeing wind turbines way in the distance. Oh, the horror.
At least Delaware gets it. Good.
The sensible place to put windfarms in the band from North Dakota down to West Texas.
I agree, Josh, except that distributing midwest energy to both coasts will require a mish-mash of new and expensive power lines and rights of way – such a grid would supply all we need, but better, I think, to
localize our use where resources permit. I also prefer individual homes and businesses having their own resources, e.g., solar – that would really cut down on power lines.