The U.S. has an abundant energy resource in offshore wind, which can support tens of thousands of new jobs, strengthen coastal economies, and deliver vast amounts of clean, reliable energy to American communities. America’s shores possess a power potential of more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW), nearly double the nation’s current electricity use.
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Colonna’s Shipyard has been in business for over 145 years. Vance Hull, Director of Business Development, explains why offshore wind presents an opportunity to develop a new supply chain and workforce in coastal Virginia.
The U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment report shows how the industry’s $57 billion investment in the U.S. economy will deliver up to $25 billion per year in new economic activity and support up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030.
More than 80 percent of the nation’s voters, regardless of political party and demographic, favor adding more offshore wind to America’s energy portfolio and a majority of voters say wind energy will be more important to the economy in 10 years than oil and natural gas.
Explore how our offshore wind energy resources contribute to U.S. economic growth, job creation, and clean, reliable energy for Americans throughout the country.
Thanks to investment opportunities provided by U.S. offshore wind, Strum Contracting Co. in Maryland was able to increase the company’s physical space and expand its civil construction fabrication and manufacturing small business. Chief Operating Officer Teaera Strum explains her support for offshore wind.
TradePoint Atlantic Managing Director Kerry Doyle says that the most promising opportunity to bring manufacturing back to the Baltimore, Maryland region is the offshore wind industry. Hear why he supports offshore wind.
Transporting personnel and supplies for offshore wind development is driving small business growth for maritime companies such as Cape Henry’s Launch Service in Virginia. Owner Gary Bradford explains the pride his company takes in being part of the wind industry.
Offshore wind will create thousands of jobs for legacy energy workers such as those along the Gulf Coast, as well as offering an abundance of opportunities for the next generation of the ocean industry’s workforce around the country.
Offshore wind has strong, bipartisan support from elected officials at the national, state, and local levels as well as from business and industry leaders.
Secretary of the Interior
America’s clean energy transition is not a dream for a distant future – it is happening right here and now. Offshore wind will power our communities, advance our environmental justice goals, and stimulate our economy by creating thousands of good-paying union jobs across the nation.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Deputy Director
The demand for offshore wind energy has never been greater. Plummeting costs, technological advances, skyrocketing demand and great economic potential have all combined to make offshore wind a highly promising avenue for adding to a diversified national energy portfolio. The U.S. Outer Continental Shelf provides a world-class wind resource on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
New Jersey Governor
There is no other renewable energy resource that provides us with either the electric-generation or economic-growth potential of offshore wind. When we reach our goal of 7,500 megawatts, New Jersey’s offshore wind infrastructure will generate electricity to power more than 3.2 million homes and meet fifty percent of our state’s electric power need. Our offshore wind industry will generate billions of dollars in investments in New Jersey’s future, that will, in turn, create thousands of jobs.
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
The offshore wind energy industry is at the beginning of what many predict will be a tremendous expansion. This growth will create jobs across the United States as some $70 billion in new capital expenditures enter the market over the next decade.
Utility Workers Union of America Former President
Fully developing the offshore wind industry’s potential will play a critical role in building out America’s future energy landscape. [Offshore wind is] at the cutting edge of tomorrow’s energy technology and will provide the type of high quality, family-supporting jobs needed for a healthy national economy.