Opinion: Offshore Wind Project Shows Power, Potential
The Virginian Pilot, August 25, 2019
Virginia’s offshore wind demonstration project is a step towards significant long-term benefit for the state, and will result in many important lessons learned leading up to full commercial build out of the existing lease area.
Chamber of Commerce leaders in Northeastern NC attest to the benefits they’ve seen from wind energy development, and are excited about the potential for even more economic opportunity from offshore wind.
While leasing may be a few years away, BOEM intends to identify new Wind Energy Areas off the coast of the Carolinas in the near future.
SEWC appreciates the compromise efforts that took place in the NC General Assembly this year, and are glad these restrictions on wind energy will not be put in place.
A panel of wind energy experts, including SEWC’s Jaime Simmons, presented to the New Orleans City Council’s Smart and Sustainable Cities Committee on the potential for wind development in the Gulf of Mexico.