Beyond Delaware

Why US Offshore Wind Power Is Struggling—the Good, the Bad, and the Opportunity, May 9, 2024
America’s first large-scale offshore wind farms began sending power to the Northeast in early 2024, but a wave of wind farm project cancellations and rising costs have left many people with doubts about the industry’s future in the U.S.

Sierra Club calls out fossil fuel-funded opponents in ‘Against the Wind,’ Spring, 2024
Climate-science deniers, right-wing think tanks, and fossil fuel shills are plotting to foil the renewable energy revolution.

Ørsted cancels Skipjack projects for Maryland, off the coast of Delaware, January 29, 2024
Despite the withdrawal, Ørsted plans to submit an updated Skipjack Wind plan to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Inflation and “black swan” events have hit the industry hard. November 13, 2023
But energy analysts remain bullish on offshore wind’s future.

Massachusetts is getting a new wind farm
The offshore energy project will have turbines taller than any building in Boston, but they will be barely visible from Martha’s Vineyard.

New wind farm under construction off Scotland
The offshore wind industry continues to grow as nations look to change Europe’s oil and gas hub into a major source of renewable energy.

Symbiotic relation of seaweed farms and wind farms
The offshore wind industry is opening up new opportunities for solar panels, wave energy harvesters, and green hydrogen to piggyback on the operation. Seaweed farming is also beginning to make an appearance in amongst the wind turbines. Considering the rising interest in using seaweed for everything from food and fuel to plastics and pharmaceuticals, this could be the tip of a very big iceberg.