Policy - 17/March/2017

A clear case of protectionist policy adding to the cost

Offshore wind in the US is in its early infancy. A century old law is making life unnecessarily difficult and is hindering market growth.

A classic example of how protectionist legislation can impede progress and add unnecessary cost is seen in the offshore wind industry in the United States. Circumventing the law makes money for lawyers and others, but it is those on the job who suffer, and the electricity consumer who pays
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