Three wind turbines from the Deepwater Wind project off Block Island, R.I. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
February 13, 2017
Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We’ll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.
California was early to wind power. Then the Midwest and beyond – Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois. Texas is huge — number one. Now, the eastern seaboard is jumping in with offshore wind power generation. The turbines are turning out there. Big new deals are inked. The new administration in Washington is talking coal and oil pipelines. But renewables are surging. Where does the American energy mix go, between markets, policy and climate change? This hour On Point, energy in a windstorm. — Tom Ashbrook
Mark Barteau, director of the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute, where he is also a professor of advanced energy research.