Off Shore Wind Energy
A joint project of the Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse and researchers at the Duke University Marine Lab. The push to net-zero carbon emissions by industry and government is accelerating the transition from legacy fossil fuel energy sources to renewable energy. This is exemplified by the rapid transition to electric vehicles which will depend on renewable electricity, with the growth coming from new off-shore wind in the United States.
The plan is to have U.S. offshore wind farms producing thirty gigawatts of energy by 2030, enough to power more than ten million homes. Experts say that meeting this renewable energy goal will prevent the release of seventy-eight million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over that time period. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that the technical resource potential for U.S. offshore wind is more than two thousand gigawatts. The White House hopes to unlock more than one hundred gigawatts of that capacity by 2050.
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Samantha Walcott is a junior at Syracuse University studying Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability and Policy. Her interests lie in analyzing anthropogenic climate transitions and how we can mend a better relationship between legislation and sustainability. She is passionate about development of renewable energy sources regarding wildlife by analyzing their environmental impacts. Sam found her passion for environmental efforts while growing up on the coast of Lake Erie.
Sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering at Duke University