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Op-ed: Offshore Wind Offers Opportunity in Post-Pandemic Economy

U.S. offshore wind is offering us a generational opening. We can bring a largely untapped ocean energy resource to American shores and create a world of opportunity in the process.

Study: 600-Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm in Gulf of Mexico Would Bring 4,470 jobs and $445 Million in U.S. GDP

A recent U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management study about offshore wind off the Gulf Coast shows that a 600 MW project would bring about 4,500 jobs and $445 million in GDP by 2030.

Geophysical work underway at Virginia offshore wind site

The use of OSVs for the Virginia survey work is a notable milestone for the budding U.S. wind industry. With much Gulf of Mexico equipment underused or idled from the downturn in oil prices — long before the Covid-19 pandemic — leaders in the Gulf offshore services industry decided they should be doing more to get a foothold for East Coast wind power work using available assets.

Dominion Nears Construction on Offshore wind project

Dominion Energy and Ørsted say the turbine components and monopiles for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project have shipped to North America. The project team and vessel crews have been successful in navigating the impact of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic to keep the team safe and the project on schedule.

Voters Strongly Favor Offshore Wind Energy

A new survey shows that 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.

New England fishing groups wary of rapid offshore wind development plans

Part of the focus now is making the complicated regulatory process clearer for people who aren’t involved in policy discussions every day. This includes fishermen.

U.S. Offshore Wind Poised for Exponential Growth

Washington, DC – The U.S. offshore wind industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade, according to the new report, U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).