The nascent U.S. offshore wind industry has some big hurdles to jump, from more broadly raising support and awareness of its benefits to simply getting first steel in the water to prove it can be done, experts noted at last week's Offshore Wind Power USA conference last week in Boston. Experts say the U.S. has a lot to learn from Europe's offshore wind development and adoption — which means more than the tongue-in-cheek simplicity offered by Doug Copeland, regional development manager with EDF Renewable Energy, who advised with "100 percent certainty" that U.S. offshore wind projects "will come on late and over budget."