The Department of Energy released the 2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report in September 2015. The report provides an overview on the state of the industry, including updates on US projects in the planning stages and the prospects for the offshore industry in the US.
The Department of Energy released a new white paper in May 2015 highlighting how technology advancements are making wind energy an economically attractive option for the Southeast. This follow-up to the Wind Vision report further illustrates the fact that technological advancements expand potential areas for wind deployment in the United States.
You may have heard people claim that wind energy is not environmentally perfect because it requires mining for rare earth elements used to make magnets in the generators. This interesting infographic puts that claim into perspective.