Winds of Change: How the Gulf of Mexico could be the next offshore wind powerhouse
In this multi-part series, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate takes in-depth look at the economic and energy-producing potential of offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reporter Tristan Baurick and photographer Chris Granger traveled to Rhode Island to explore how several companies in Louisiana's oil and gas industry helped build the country's first offshore wind farm. Now those same companies and more are shifting gears to keep pace with a booming offshore wind industry that could soon put wind turbines off the Louisiana coast.
7 updates to this series since
- How will offshore wind farms affect Gulf of Mexico fishing? Federal regulators want to know
- As Shell transitions from fossil fuel, the role of its New Orleans hub grows
- Anglers welcome offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico; shrimpers skeptical
- How will offshore wind energy affect marine life in the Gulf? Feds are taking a look
- World's biggest offshore wind developers eyeing Louisiana for Gulf's first turbines
- Gulf's first two zones for offshore wind farms selected off Louisiana, Texas
- Feds slash Gulf's first wind farm areas to make room for drilling, shipping, fishing
- Towering ship for wind energy boom takes shape in the heart of Louisiana's oil industry
- Louisiana begins negotiations for first three wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico