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Wind initiative

Feb. 25, 2014--The University of Delaware will steer the way toward making offshore wind turbines a reality in the United States through a new initiative announced today at a major industry conference.

The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, housed at the University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will serve as an independent catalyst for offshore wind development and add momentum to a promising industry that is at a critical juncture.

“As a research university, it is our role to be the nexus for partnerships among private sectors, NGOs and government. We are able to serve economic development that joins cutting-edge science and technology with a commitment to clean energy and industry support,” said Charles Riordan, vice provost for research at UD, during the announcement at Offshore Wind Power USA. “We see the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind as being a neutral party that can bring all of the interested parties to the table, while having the in-house expertise to provide a sound basis for discussion.”