5.1.2 Offshore Wind Development

LPDD Recommendation: “BOEM should continue its designation of wind energy areas and prepare programmatic EIS to expedite approval of projects in those areas.”

LPDD Recommendation: “Major federal facilities on the coastlines, such as large naval bases, should consider committing to purchasing power from offshore wind facilities.”

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress should instruct reviewing agencies that unavoidable visual and aesthetic impacts do not provide a basis for denying wind energy projects.”

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress should include preference for offshore renewable energy projects in the CZMA consistency process.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States with offshore wind capacity should develop and implement processes to promptly review and act upon applications for offshore wind projects.”