China Leads in Offshore Wind Energy as U.S. Only Starting: Chart

Source: By Bloomberg News • Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

China and the U.K. are far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to developing offshore wind energy. Developers plan to put into operation the first seaborne U.S. wind farm this year — off Rhode Island — but advocates point to the stronger winds off the Pacific coast and say that’s where the industry’s greatest potential lies.