To end our dependence on fossil fuels and risky offshore drilling, we need to rapidly develop clean energy solutions like offshore wind. Oceana is working to promote responsibly sited offshore wind energy in the United States.
To avoid the dangers of oil spills and the impacts of climate change, we must transition to a clean energy future, and our oceans can and should play an important role in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
Responsibly sited offshore wind has the potential to be a game-changer in the U.S. energy portfolio, reducing carbon pollution and generating clean, renewable energy for future generations.
Unlike oil, offshore wind provides power directly to coastal communities where we need energy the most, without the risk of oil spills or carbon pollution. Offshore wind also has the potential to generate more electricity than our nation currently demands.
Oceana is working to ensure that any offshore wind development includes strong protections for ocean habitat and wildlife, especially the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.