Why offshore wind
As reported by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA.ORG), Offshore wind resources in the United States are not only vast; they are located near fast-growing electricity demand centers, as coastal areas are among the most heavily populated parts of the country. Offshore wind development therefore offers something that is extremely valuable for our economy, environment, and national security: a source of clean, domestic, inexhaustible energy with which to meet fast-growing electricity demand, in close proximity to population centers. Wind farms are also likely to be built in areas with large regional power markets that facilitate smooth and cost-effective integration of wind into the overall electric system. While many other countries have wind projects installed in offshore waters, the U.S. does not yet have any offshore wind projects.
Benefits of Offshore Wind: