I really appreciate you bringing up this topic. I am a resident of Sussex County and a real estate agent and I knew nothing about this. No one is talking about it. Unfortunately I had to leave the meeting early and I missed the discussion on the windmills. I am a bit disappointed that this was not talked about earlier in the meeting, this is a VERY BIG deal!!! I have been doing tons of research, now that I know about it and we do not want this!!! Not to mention it will ruin our view, but it will lower our property values too!
Everything I read is that the reason they have moved the idea to Delaware is because no one is complaining about it in Delaware.
I did read one article that said,”Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon also said he hasn’t seen a lot of opposition among locals to the offshore wind farms. But some people aren’t fully aware of the projects since the completion dates are still several years away, he said.” source: Delmarva Now.
Well ladies and gents the word is out, we need to ban together and make sure this does not happen off of our shoreline.
The Governor of Delaware is pushing for it:
Gov. John Carney says he will sign an executive order Monday to create a “working group” tasked with studying the issue and recommending steps the First State can take to get an offshore wind project underway.
Carney spokesman Jonathan Starkey said the governor wants to examine the potential economic benefits of such a development in general and has no specific project in mind.
“Governor Carney has long supported offshore wind and investments in clean energy to create jobs, reduce the impact of climate change and protect our environment,” he said. “The working group will help Delaware explore the potential environmental and economic benefits of offshore wind development.” Source Delaware Online, part of the USA Today Network August 2017
The way local government officials have been handling the offshore wind energy issue has been largely influenced by state government decisions.
Delaware Gov. Carney is currently assessing the next steps for the state after receiving a report from the offshore wind energy working group he commissioned.
Carney said in a statement that the working group’s report will help state officials continue to explore potential economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind for Delaware.
Source Delmarva Now Sara Swann, Salisbury Times
October 25th, 2018
This has been in the works along time, we are getting started very late in the game! Folks we need to be united on this, and stand strong. Does anyone have any ideas how we can stop it, where to start?
The day of the meeting, when I had to leave early, this was talked about, one of the owners told me about it, so I started asking other owners what they knew, I was told I was starting rumors and need to stop it, this is no rumor, this is happening and if we don’t do something about it now, it will happen!!! They want to start:
The two offshore wind projects near the Delmarva coast are being developed by U.S. Wind and Deepwater Wind, which anticipate their wind farms to be functional by 2021 and 2022, respectively. source: Delmarva Now online
I will continue to research and read, but we need to do something, is there anyone who would be interested in working together on a committee to figure this all out? I will do what I can, since I am local, I will hear what is happening.
I look forward to hearing back thoughts and comments on what we should do. I am sure we don’t all feel the same, some folks might like the idea. I respectfully ask that we do not attack one another over this, please be kind to each other, we are all neighbors and have the same interest at heart.