Feb 9 -- The United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) requests information on knowledge gaps and research needs related to community effects from offshore wind energy development. DOE will use responses to this Request for Information (RFI) to inform future activities and guide its research agenda. As a funder of United States research and development, DOE’s interest in offshore wind social science research includes: (a) research topics that are unique to the United States and particular regions of the United States; and (b) research that could inform and significantly affect offshore wind siting and development, with an emphasis on activities through 2027. The topic areas, or response categories, in this RFI are: (1) priority social science research questions; (2) social and socioeconomic data needs; and (3) communication, data uses and access, and community planning tools research needs.
RFI notice: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdf91ea6b9-f374-4e4d-a8db-de30e657e017