A Tale of Two States: Offshore Wind in Texas and The Curious Case of Massachusetts

S.R. Kirshenbaum and M.E. Webber, December 2010 (Citation)

Abstract

Massachusetts and Texas are two states with very different perspectives on energy, but both are increasingly looking to wind farms to meet growing energy demand. In Massachusetts, the road to offshore wind power development has been long and arduous. In Texas, many tapped-out oilfields have been resurrected as wind farms. Because of the positive experience with land-based wind farms, Texans have embraced opportunities to develop turbines offshore as well. It appears that Texas will benefit from offshore development quicker than the traditionally “green” state of Massachusetts. Will other coastal states follow suit?

Citation

S.R. Kirshenbaum and M.E. Webber, “A Tale of Two States: Offshore Wind in Texas and The Curious Case of Massachusetts,” Earth Magazine, December 2010.