School of Marine Science & Policy
Phone: (302) 831-0228
Office: 373 ISE Lab
- Major research focus is offshore wind power. Firestone analyzes the feasibility, environmental impacts, capacity and public support/opposition related to offshore wind farms.
- Knowledgeable about renewable energy, climate change policy, wildlife conservation and management.
- An attorney as well as a policy scientist, Firestone served as assistant regional council for the EPA and assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, in the environmental protection and natural resources divisions.
- Can discuss U.S. environmental law, international law, renewable energy policy and indigenous and Native American policy.
Associate Professor, Legal Studies
Professor, School of Marine Science & Policy
Director, Center for Carbon-free Power Integration
In The News:
Rhode Island may pave way for Obama wind energy boom
First Year, first Generation: The final verse
Wind turbine in Lewes produces wide reaching research (Delmarva Now)
N.C. coast ideal for wind farms, but logistics complicated (Star News Online)
OFFSHORE WIND: With turbines on the watery horizon for a more streamlined permitting process (Environment & Energy Publishing)
O'Malley readies new offshore wind bid (Baltimore Sun)
Turbine generated research funds, energy for UD and community in first year
Study to quantify turbine impact on birds and bats
Wind power survey shows shift in opinion
Survey shows strong support for offshore wind power
Electric school buses that power grid could save school districts millions
Altering shipping routes for offshore wind development could save billions
77 percent of Atlantic City residents favor offshore wind energy project
Adjusting wind power production during migration season saves bats