America’s Next Huge Untapped Clean Energy Resource

American offshore wind will help make us energy independent. The wind is strong and there are large areas where we can build wind farms. Annual average offshore wind speeds of 8.0 meters per second (about 18 miles per hour) or higher are found off Atlantic coast states from the Carolinas to Maine and on the Pacific coast. That’s similar to the strong winds in America’s plains states where wind power is booming.

Much of America’s population is located along the coasts, close to this inexhaustible resource and would benefit from clean energy production. American workers could be employed harvesting offshore wind energy responsibly with equipment that could be built and maintained in the United States.