In order to address the growing energy needs in the United States, the development of alternative energy resources is imperative.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”), fossil fuels
comprise sixty-seven percent of the electricity used in America and nearly all of the energy used for transportation.
The usage of fossil fuels has come with great political and economic costs, environmental catastrophe, and climate change resulting in global warming.
To combat these ramifications, an accessible, renewable, zero-emission producing form of power is necessary. Wind energy provided by offshore wind turbines is an emission free, domestic source of energy that can supplement traditional fuel sources.