According to a new University of Delaware survey, wind power has a strong base of support in our nation’s second-smallest state.
Of the 949 Delaware residents surveyed, more than 90 percent reported that they would support an offshore wind project in their home state, even if wind power were to add between $1 and $30 per month to their electric bills. Fewer than 10 percent voted for an expansion of coal or natural gas power, even at current prices.
This study comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that the UK had approved plans for the world’s largest wind farm: a 341-turbine, 1.3 Gigawatt array located off the coasts of Essex and Kent. However, US wind power proposals–such as the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts–are notoriously controversial.