The U.S. Department of Interior recently published a report highlighting the information currently available regarding the nature and scope of energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), including renewable energy.  The report is a result of the new administration’s approach to developing energy resources on the OCS, and will serve as background information for four regional meetings that Secretary Salazar is hosting in April to review the findings of the report and gather input from all interested parties on whether, where, and how the U.S. will develop conventional and renewable energy resources on the OCS.  The report also identifies information gaps regarding available data on and environmental issues connected with energy development on the OCS. The report’s three main sections are: (1) renewable energy resources, (2) oil and gas resources, and (3) sensitive environmental areas and resources.