President Obama, now summering on the Massachusetts [Martha's Vineyard] island with his family, is still at least a year away from seeing turbines take root anywhere off the U.S. coast, even though his administration promised to make offshore wind a priority and developers are lining up to string wind farms up and down the Atlantic seaboard. . .Call me naive, but I wouldn't have thought it possible to blame President Bush for a problem caused by the Kennedy family, particularly the late sainted Senator Ted. Especially given most windfarms are inefficient, hazardous eyesores.
Administration officials say the first solar permits won't come until at least next year and the first offshore wind farm is probably a year or two away.
The officials say they've moved quickly to clear the "regulatory underbrush" untended by a George W. Bush administration team that spent little money or effort to develop wind and solar energy on public land.
(via Planet Gore)