Are the Winds Favorable for Renewable Energy?


Hour 1

Google recently announced that it was investing heavily in offshore wind energy.  The company is putting money into a five billion dollar transmission line that would run on the Atlantic seabed from Virginia to New Jersey.  The cable would connect offshore wind projects and carry the energy generated back to land to power parts of the East Coast.  Today, we’ll talk about the proposed project and the pros and cons of wind energy.  Our guests are WILLETT KEMPTON, a Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of Delaware and MARK JACOBSON, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

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