"Salazar Aims to Streamline Offshore Wind"

"Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a broad-based initiative on Tuesday aimed at accelerating the development of offshore wind power projects on the Outer Continental Shelf along the nation’s Atlantic coast.

The initiative is intended to shave years off an uncertain permitting process that developers say can drag on for the better part of a decade, discouraging potential investors.

Mr. Salazar unveiled the initiative during a news conference in Baltimore, where he was joined by other Interior Department representatives and Maryland and Delaware officials."

Tom Zeller Jr. reports for the New York Times' Green blog November 23, 2010.


"U.S. Government To Speed Up Offshore Wind Energy Development" (Reuters)

"Massachusetts OKs Power Purchase Agreement for First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm" (ENS)

Source: Green (NYT), 11/24/2010