The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Gulf of Mexico OCS office announced last week the availability of two new studies on renewable energy in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers helped undertake these studies, funded by BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program. 

Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies in the Gulf of Mexico” analyzed different offshore renewable energy technologies to determine which are best suited for development in the Gulf of Mexico. The renewable energy resources evaluated included wind, wave, tidal, current, solar, deepwater source cooling, and hydrogen. Offshore wind showed the greatest resource potential when applied to the Gulf of Mexico and is the most mature technology of those analyzed

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