Green Power on the Edge of Practicality

From the New York Times:

 
"Harnessing ocean breezes has a certain logic for countries like Britain that want to replace fossil fuels with cleaner energy sources — countries where the winds howl around the rugged coasts much of the time. Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that offshore wind will surge in Britain, providing more than 10 percent of electric power in 2020 compared with a little less than 2 percent in 2011...
 
Still, there is as yet no assurance that offshore wind will claim a prime spot in the energy mix of the future. In fact, the industry is at a crossroad. In the current economy, offshore energy operators — like other renewable energy producers — must show that they can bring sky-high costs down or risk hitting a wall."
 
 
 
 
 
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Offshore Wind