January 19, 2013

Star News: Feds say wind farms could work off Cape Fear coast

By Kate Elizabeth Queram 
January 9, 2013 

Parcels of water off the North Carolina coast could be leased for offshore wind farming as early as 2014, though construction may not begin for up to five years after that, officials said Wednesday. 

"I think there will be offshore wind in North Carolina," Maureen Bornholdt, renewable energy program manager for the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, told a packed conference room at the Courtyard Marriott. "It's a matter of, in what area? That will morph depending on the type of comments we get and the ongoing discussions." 

Representatives from BOEM held the informational meeting at the Wilmington hotel to give area residents a chance to learn and ask questions about offshore wind farms... 

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