Offshore Wind

  • Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from New England Islands

    On December 15, the Island Institute released a new report, “Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from New England Islands”. With several offshore wind farms currently under consideration off the U.S. Atlantic seaboard, offshore wind has the potential to be an abundant source of renewable, low carbon electricity. Island communities throughout New England are leading the way

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  • Offshore Wind on Block Island, Maine

    2.Offshore Kim Gaffett and Bryan Wilson 2014 Presentation (.pdf)

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  • Broadening the Benefits of Ocean Energy

    In June 2013, Island Institute Community Energy Director Suzanne MacDonald delivered a presentation at the EnergyOcean 2013 conference entitled Broadening the Benefits of Ocean Energy: Case studies in innovative local investment and engagement. The presentation featured examples of local ownership and investment in offshore wind projects around the globe and the positive effects that these models have had on public acceptance of offshore

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  • Offshore Wind Fact Sheet Series for Northeast Coastal Communities

    In 2012, the Island Institute released a series of fact sheets to address the priority questions, concerns and interests identified by stakeholders along the coast of Maine and New England. These fact sheets were reviewed by researchers and experts and have proven to be a useful, fact-based source of information for coastal stakeholders as they consider the potential benefits and

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