Astonishing Things About New Energy, Part 4
5 Hard-to-Believe Renewable Energy Facts; Renewable energy from wind and solar went from impossibly expensive to nearly 10% of American electricity in less than 20 years. What's ahead may be even more astounding.
Maxx Chatsko, November 11, 2018 (The Motley Fool)
“…Offshore wind capacity could grow to 23,375 megawatts by 2030…Hindered by a lack of domestic expertise, high costs, and zoning issues, offshore wind power boasts just 30 megawatts of installed capacity in the country today. That's all about to change…[Europe] hosts the overwhelming majority of offshore wind projects on the planet…[and] European players such as Orsted are crossing the Atlantic to grab a piece of North America's incredible untapped potential.
The United States could realistically generate more than twice its total electricity needs from offshore wind power in the Lower 48. Tremendous power potential, falling costs, and experience gleaned from Europe have resulted in a project pipeline of 23,375 megawatts today. Most of that could come online by 2030 and greatly improve the carbon footprint of American cities, most of which are located on or near an oceanic coast or one of the Great Lakes…” click here for more