An American offshore wind industry is beginning to take shape along the Atlantic Coast. Crucial projects will set a precedent for how the industry progresses, and deploys more capacity to harness the abundant wind resources off of U.S. shores. A robust offshore wind industry would drive job-creation across many sectors—including manufacturing, operations and maintenance—and in our ports, while providing greenhouse gas emissions-free power.
This panel will provide an up-to-date assessment of recent offshore wind project developments, new studies in regional job growth potential, and a state-of-play on how policies can drive the offshore wind industry to its fullest potential.
Catherine Bowes, Senior Manager, Climate and Energy, National Wildlife Federation
Matt Morrissey, Executive Director, New Bedford Economic Development Corporation
Paul Shatsoff, Director, Government Relations & Clean Energy Programs, Workforce Development Institute
Clint Plummer, Vice President, Development, Deepwater Wind