U.S. lags behind Europe in critical renewable energy sector
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — While the U.S. is still lagging well behind countries like Denmark and Holland in the production of offshore wind energy, that may soon change.
The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced a $180 million initiative aimed at spurring the development of innovative offshore projects that could help capture some of the country’s untapped renewable energy resources.
Top administration officials said the investments are critical to ensuring that the U.S. remains competitive in this growing global industry that can drive new manufacturing, construction, installation and operation jobs across the country. (more…)