Earlier today Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu held a joint press conference to announce funding totaling more than $50 million for offshore wind technology development. Secretaries Salazar and Chu also announced four high-priority sites for wind project development off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia.

The Obama Administration has also released an offshore wind development plan, A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Industry in the United States, designed to address financial, technical and site selection challenges facing the offshore wind industry.