Planning for Offshore Energy Development: How Marine Spatial Planning Could Improve the Leasing/Permitting Processes for Offshore Wind and Offshore Oil/Natural Gas Development, by Susan F. Tierney, Analysis Group, June 2013.
Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model: Offshore Wind User Reference Guide, by Eric Lantz National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Marshall Goldberg, MRG and Associates; and David Keyser, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. June 2013.
Offshore Wind Works for America. A companion website to the CESA Offshore Wind Accelerator project that is updated regularly with the latest timely, fact-based information about the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry. OWAP is funded by several private foundations that understand the critical importance of tapping the U.S.'s offshore wind energy potential to achieve the country’s clean energy, energy security, carbon reduction, and job creation goals. The project is seeking additional funding to support its work to build a vibrant domestic offshore wind industry.
U.S. DOE - EERE Wind Program: Offshore Wind Technology Website.
The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore WInd Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife, and Secure America’s Energy Future. National Wildife Federation, September 2012.
A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States. Prepared for the U.S.Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind & Water Power Program and U.S.Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, February 7, 2011.This National Offshore Wind Strategy will guide DOE as it expands its ongoing efforts through the Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) initiative to promote and accelerate responsible commercial offshore wind development in the U.S. in both federal and state waters.
Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: ASSESSMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS. NREL, September 2010.This report provides a broad understanding of today’s wind industry and the offshore resource, as well as the associated technology challenges, economics, permitting procedures, and potential risks and benefits. An appreciation for all sides of these issues will help to build an informed national dialog and shape effective national policies.
Massachusetts Cape Wind - Department of Public Utilities Decision Approving Power Purchase Agreement (November, 2010), by Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Public Utilities. Cape Wind passed another major milestone today with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with National Grid to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.