The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee recently released its recommendations to NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning.
From: Reinforced Plastics
09 September 2011
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has pledged US$43 million over the next five years to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the time-line for deploying offshore wind.
By Kari Williamson
The 41 projects across 20 states will advance wind turbine design tools and hardware, improve information about US offshore wind resources, and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind by reducing market barriers such as supply chain development, transmission and infrastructure, DoE says.
“The US has an abundant offshore wind resource that remains untapped,” says Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
From: Sacramento Bee
NANTUCKET, Mass., Aug. 24, 2011 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New uses like wind and tidal energy facilities and aquaculture projects need to co-exist with recreational boaters and transportation networks in our ecologically-sensitive coastal waterways. How do communities balance competing demands in their coastal waters? How should we decide what uses go where? Regional management plans to ensure that our waters are sustainably used and protected, mandated by the Obama administration, are now being developed. How can stakeholders have a say in that process?