Envisioning a Clean, Secure Energy Future

Over-dependence on fossil fuels impacts human health, the environment and national security. America must pursue more sustainable energy sources now.

Envisioning a Clean, Secure Energy Future

Harnessing an Opportunity

Offshore wind, an abundant resource close to major load centers, is the best opportunity for coastal and Great Lakes regions to make a significant contribution to the nation’s energy portfolio.

Harnessing an Opportunity

Making the Business Case

Market-scale offshore wind development has transformative economic development potential.

Making the Business Case

Creating a Venue for Collaboration

Seizing the offshore wind opportunity calls for regional infrastructure and deployment planning, supported by national clean energy policy and federal investment.

Creating a Venue for Collaboration

News and Events

October 2012- March 2013: BOEM Offshore Wind/Fishing Mitigation Measures Development Workshops

Eight workshops from Maine to North Carolina have been organized to engage ...

Did You Know?

The gross offshore wind capacity in the US – within 50 nautical miles – is 4,150 GW, approximately 4x the current electricity generating capacity of the whole US electrical power system.
The 28 coastal and Great Lakes States in the continental US use 78% of the nation’s electricity.
The number of people working in the UK’s offshore sector grew from 700 in 2007 to around 3,200 in 2011.
As of mid-2012, the UK has 568 installed offshore wind turbines, totaling 1,858 MW.
The first offshore wind farm was built in 1991, 2 km off Vindeby, Denmark:  11 turbines, totaling 5 MW.