Wind Farm Siting and Maritime Traffic: Challenges and Opportunities

Any new structures placed on the Outer Continental Shelf of the U.S. will affect maritime traffic, including offshore wind farms. The U.S. Coast Guard has undertaken the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) to understand maritime traffic patterns, identify major routes that intersect planned wind farm sites, and make recommendations on how to move…

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Land-based Wind Energy: A Guide to Understanding the Issues and Making Informed Decisions

This guide “is intended as a tool for decision makers and community members to enhance their understanding of the questions surrounding wind development and to provide resources on how communities can collaboratively evaluate the potential for utility-scale, land-based wind energy.”  In particular, this document includes (1) “guidelines for how to assess the quality of information…

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