Could hurricanes wreck $700 million offshore wind farms in U.S.?

Experts predict HALF of proposed turbines will be ruined in 20 years.

The Daily Mail reports:

U.S. energy officials have set a bullish target for wind farms to generate one fifth of the country’s electricity by 2030 – but Mother Nature certainly isn’t going to make it easy.

Academic experts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, say half of the turbines at four proposed offshore wind farms are likely to be destroyed by hurricanes in their 20-year life.

The proposed wind farms at Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas could cost $175million each, but the researchers believe current designs of turbines mean many will not survive…

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