I actually wrote the title to this thread before I looked up the facts…
Offshore Wind Power Is Crushing Carbon Capture Dreams
OCT 17, 2019
Fossil fuel stakeholders are leaning on carbon capture to keep coal and other fossil fuels relevant, but the technology has yet to prove itself commercially. Meanwhile, renewables are…[blah, blah, blah]
Over four years later, the U.S. still has only one utility-scale carbon capture project in operation, located at the Petra Nova coal power plant in Texas.[blah, blah, blah]
For some perspective on the opportunities for offshore wind growth in the U.S., consider that the nation’s first offshore wind farm, Block Island, began operations in 2016 in the waters of Rhode Island, with only five turbines and a combined capacity of 30 megawatts.[blah, blah, blah]
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Ms. Casey has a BA in philosophy, is a career bureaucrat. and has held several part time jobs with enviro-nitwit websites. Hence, she’s an energy expert.
Whatever offshore wind power may or may not do in the future, is irrelevant to the fact that it’s currently only “crushing” the budgets of energy consumers.
Offshore Wind vs. Carbon Capture: Who’s Crushing Whom?
The US currently has one of each up and running. The energy math is decidedly one-sided.