Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind
In an effort to diversify sources of energy, reduce carbon emissions, and meet growing demands for electricity, dozens of offshore wind farm sites are currently under consideration in the U.S. The Island Institute, a nonprofit community development organization based in Rockland, Maine, advocates for meaningful public engagement during decision-making processes, including those involving island communities and offshore wind. This organization engages local stakeholders, wind farm developers, scientists, engineers, state and federal agency decision-makers and others to learn from each other and carefully consider the trade-offs involved in developing an offshore wind farm.
Klain, S., MacDonald, S., & Battista, N. (2015). Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind (pp. 1–44). Island Institute.