Maryland and Delaware Choice Experiment

Principal Investigator Jeremy Firestone received a two-year grant from the Delaware/NOAA Sea Grant to study the willingness of Delaware and Maryland residents to pay a premium above current electricity rates for offshore wind power generated electricity. Work on the choice experiment survey began in February 2014. Meryl Gardner, George Parsons and recently matriculated PhD student Lauren Knapp work on the project. The hypothetical offshore wind projects that will be studied are located off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland and Fenwick Island, Delaware in BOEM’s Maryland Wind Energy Area. The mixed-mode survey (internet and mail) is slated to commence in late August/early September 2014. Photomontages are being prepared by Macro Works.

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Professor Marine Policy


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 Geological 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

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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