US offshore wind energy industry faces blowback from locals


              FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016, photo, three of Deepwater Wind's five turbines stand in the water off Block Island, R.I. The offshore wind power energy has ambitious plans for generating electricity for millions of American homes. But it faces opposition from local residents in many places that could significantly slow down a national goal to power 10 million homes with wind energy by 2030.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
            
              FILE - This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows windmills at a utility plant in Atlantic City, N.J. Offshore wind energy projects in many places in the U.S. are facing local opposition from those who fear possible environmental, economic and aesthetic impacts from placing turbines at sea. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
            This Feb. 10, 2022, photo shows land-based wind energy turbines in Atlantic City, N.J. Offshore wind energy projects in many places in the U.S. are facing local opposition from those who fear possible environmental, economic and aesthetic impacts from placing turbines at sea. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) FILE - Guests tour one of the turbines of America's first offshore wind farm, owned by the Danish company, Orsted, off the coast of Block Island, R.I., as part of a wind power conference, Oct. 17, 2022. The offshore wind power energy has ambitious plans for generating electricity for millions of American homes. But it faces opposition from local residents in many places that could significantly slow down a national goal to power 10 million homes with wind energy by 2030. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)