Monday, November 3, 2008
Wind energy advocate Dave Blazer will be the guest speaker at the next Maryland Coastal Bays Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Worcester County Library at 220 N. Main Street in Berlin. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Blazer is the Maryland Project Director for Bluewater Wind, a national company that develops offshore wind energy parks. He will discuss Bluewater’s efforts for the possible development of an offshore wind park 12 miles off the coast of Ocean City. Bluewater Wind currently has projects under development off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
Wind power can be used to generate electricity through large scale wind farms connected to electrical grids. Because it is renewable, plentiful and clean, wind power it is considered by experts to be better for the environment than other energy sources such as fossil fuels.