Offshore Wind Progress In Md., Mass. Spark Arms Race

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT) -- As offshore wind energy looks to become America’s next booming industry, experts say recent milestones in Maryland and Massachusetts are sparking an arms race in the Northeast, with states competing to construct the nation’s first offshore wind farm as the expiration of a crucial tax credit looms.

The Northeast coastal region has been called the Persian Gulf of offshore wind energy, a label borne out by the U.S. Department of Energy’s wind maps, which show offshore wind speeds of up to a brisk 22 miles per...
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