As Offshore Wind Ramps Up, Scientists Flag Potential Impacts

September 12, 2023

Offshore wind farms can create their own local climates and may alter currents. How does that affect marine ecosystems? ~~~

LAST YEAR, the Biden administration announced an ambitious goal: enough offshore wind to power 10 million homes by 2030. The move would reduce carbon emissions, create jobs, and strengthen energy security. It would also help the United States — which was responsible for just 0.1 percent of the world’s offshore wind capacity last year — catch up with renewable energy leaders like China and Europe.