William Moore: National Ocean Policy Makes Smart Business Sense
At this moment, thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars are on the line. The United States’ offshore wind sector has the potential to employ tens of thousands of workers. But if some lawmakers have their way – blocking implementation of the National Ocean Policy – it would hamper the ability to fulfill the tremendous potential that offshore wind energy has for our country.
Deepwater Wind is working to develop this new and sustainable ocean use by building utility-scale offshore wind projects in the Northeast, delivering clean, renewable energy at cost-effective prices. Building these projects creates not just clean power for markets that need it, but also a new marine industry and jobs for an entire region.
If we don’t implement the National Ocean Policy, it is likely to cause delays in the development of offshore renewable energy, limiting the ability to hire new workers.