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Jeremy Firestone


Director, Center for Research in Wind, http://crew.udel.edu/


Jeremy Firestone has a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Firestone joined the University of Delaware (UD) School of Marine Science and Policy in 2001.

Professor Firestone has since 2013 continually undertaken offshore wind power research and since 2011 served as Director of UD’s interdisciplinary wind power center, now known as the Center for Research in Wind, which includes faculty with expertise in engineering, marine geology, meteorology, site characterization, wildlife, business, and policy. Professor Firestone co-teaches an interdisciplinary OSW course, which is the centerpiece of UD’s graduate certificate in wind power. UD/CReW has a formal relationship with NREL dating back to 2010 and an educational exchange with DTU Wind Energy;
Firestone is also a research consultant to LBL.

Professor Firestone has published in numerous academic journals, including PNAS, Wind Energy, Applied Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, and Energy Research and Social Science, as well as in The Conversation and The Hill. He has spoken on offshore wind power in China, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Taiwan and Wales in addition to the US.

Professor Firestone has long ties to industry, including helping bring to life the first AWEA-sponsored offshore wind conference in 2007; participating on the National Academies of Sciences, Marine Board, Offshore Wind Power Technology Workshop Planning Committee; serving as Conference Chair for a 2010 Offshore Wind Power Conference; and conceiving, organizing, and judging the first AWEA Offshore Wind Power Poster Competition in 2013.

Prior to embarking on his academic career, Firestone worked in government (EPA and the State of Michigan) for a total of 10 years. He also brings other organizational and managerial experience: he is managing Director of the entity that owns and operates a 2 MW wind turbine on UD’s coastal campus, after being involved in all phases of project development, and served as the Chair of the City of Newark Planning Commission from 2016-2018.


Ph.D.    Public Policy Analysis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000)

J.D.       The University of Michigan Law School (1986)

B.S.       Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan (1980), Honors


My research interests

·       Energy Policy

·       International and Domestic Ocean, Coastal and Environmental Law Governance (Regulation, Administrative Practice, Intergovernmental Relations, Conflict Resolution)

·       Wildlife Conservation and Management

·       Indigenous Rights and Resource Management


My Publications

·       See CV, beginning on page 3


My Courses

·       Offshore Wind Power: Science, Engineering and Policy

·       Climate Change: Policy, Equity and Mitigation

·       Renewable Energy Law

·       International Ocean and Environmental Policy

·       Legal Aspects of the Coastal Zone

·       U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy

·       Marine Policy Graduate Seminar

·       The Law and You


• Renewable Energy• Coastal-Zone Management


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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