Delaware professor says Bluewater’s public-support approach a blueprint

The Saint ReportNews 2009, saintblog

December 10, 2009 — The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) — The Delaware public embraced an offshore wind farm proposal in large part because of how the issue was framed, says a University of Delaware researcher. And that could be a powerful lesson for others. University of Delaware associate professor Willett Kempton briefed the American Wind Energy Association last week about how Bluewater Wind won public support for a power purchase contract with Delmarva Power despite odds heavily stacked against the venture. Kempton drew contrasts between reception the Delaware public gave Bluewater with the cold greeting many locals gave the Cape Wind proposal in Massachusetts.

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