Offshore Wind becomes a priority for the Obama Administration

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Calling it a major step forward in President Obama’s new energy frontier, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, joined by New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, today issued five exploratory leases for renewable wind energy production

Winds are more powerful and steadier offshore, plus there are no NIMBYs to complain about offshore wind turbines. The Obama Administration has been prioritizing renewable energy technologies, with offshore wind being a big winner.