Offshore Wind Power
Offshore wind power has great potential to help America forge a clean, independent energy future – and to protect wildlife every step of the way. There are currently more than 3,000 offshore wind turbines spinning worldwide but until December, 2016, not a single turbine operated in US waters. The Block Island Wind Farm – five turbines off the coast of Rhode Island – now produce enough clean energy to power 17,000 homes and mark the start of a new energy chapter for America.
National Wildlife Federation is working with a broad coalition of partners to build momentum and support for the rapid, environmentally responsible development of our offshore wind energy resources. We are committed to ensuring that the Block Island Wind Farm is just the beginning. If we are to protect wildlife from the dangers of climate change, we can no longer afford to ignore this massive clean energy opportunity.
Learn more about the benefits of offshore wind power, our work to support its wildlife-friendly development, and how to get involved by visiting our interactive campaign site: