Over the years "not-in-my-backyard" protests against wind power development have become part and parcel of the business. But never before have the machinations of a political elite sparked so much indignation across an entire nation than in the case of the offshore wind plants proposed for the waters of New England. A popular pro-wind backlash might well result, fuelled by environmentalism and a desire for energy independence. If so, it will be history in the making for wind power in America.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol