Offshore wind has the potential to play an important and unique role in the US renewable energy supply.  Whether it is off of the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf Coasts or in the Great Lakes, a significant wind resource may, unlike many upland projects, be proximate to many significant load centers.  The May/June edition of North American Clean Energy contains an article I wrote regarding some of the work we need to do to move forward with a robust offshore wind industry.  I encourage you to read “The Siting Process for Offshore Wind: Are Environmental & Visual Impacts Stalling the Process?”.  The active, thoughtful participation by all offshore wind stakeholders in the siting process is vital to the sustainable, large-scale development of this clean energy resource.