Offshore Wind Energy in the United States: A Legal and Policy Patchwork - NR&E | Spring 2011
Growing federal and state interest in development of the U.S. offshore wind industry has resulted in a patchwork of state and federal regulatory regimes and incentives. Regulatory certainty is crucial if the industry is to thrive. As federal and state agency processes evolve, in tandem with one another, a more predictable, but highly complex, regulatory framework for offshore wind is likely to emerge.