Who will fund the US offshore wind market...and how?

After a long and haphazard run-up, the US offshore wind industry finally seems poised to take off. US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's endorsement of the sector in April 2018 was perhaps most promising sign so far of a significant project pipeline to come. And as project developers finally get down to business, one of the big questions is: who will fund their efforts? While most experts agree that there should be no shortage of takers, it is still unclear exactly who will be stepping forward and what kinds of deals will be done.

Against this backdrop, and as a prelude to the June 2018 US Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in Boston, this white paper surveys some of the main features and issues within the US offshore wind financing landscape.

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Developer wants action on stalled Lake Erie wind farm

The documents filed by the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) looks at the impact six wind turbines off the coast of Cleveland might have on birds and bats.  They include a March 2018 letter from the National Fish and Wildlife Service stating the project has “limited direct risk” to migratory birds and bats.

Read more at Great Lakes Today

Listen In: Science Friday

Ensia contributor and reporter for Midwest Energy News, Andy Balaskovitz, will be a featured guest on Science Friday on January 26th to talk about the Icebreaker Wind project and offshore wind in the Great Lakes. Listen to the radio show live from 2:00 - 4:00pm ET.

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