There are health and climate benefits of offshore wind facilities in the mid-Atlantic United States.
Switching to offshore wind from fossil fuel-generated electricity offers quantifiable benefits.
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Health and climate benefits of offshore wind facilities in the Mid-Atlantic United States
Electricity from fossil fuels contributes substantially to both climate change and the health burden of air pollution. Renewable energy sources are capable of displacing electricity from fossil fuels, but the quantity of health and climate benefits depend on site-specific attributes that are not often included in quantitative models.