FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2021
Contact: Melinda Skea
Baltimore – The Western Governors’ Association approved and enacted offshore wind energy development as a policy priority and called for a collaborative, regional approach to developing the emerging industry off the Pacific Coast today. The WGA added offshore wind development in its Energy in the West Policy Resolution and noted the industry’s potential to spark economic gains and advanced manufacturing development.
The Oceantic Network applauds the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) for taking action to advance the development of the offshore wind industry in the west. The Network has consistently advocated for regional approaches to offshore wind in all U.S. regions as a means of speeding development and better distributing the benefits of the offshore wind industry.
The following quote can be attributed to Liz Burdock, CEO and president of Oceantic Network:
“Building the offshore wind industry and securing economic benefits requires coordination and planning with a range of partners. A driven and collaborative regional approach allows Western states to overcome shared hurdles to development and sends a powerful signal of commitment to developing a robust floating offshore wind industry. The Network is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Western Governors’ Association to bring this regional collaboration into reality and looks forward to working together to build this emerging market in the West.”
Official Resolution: https://bit.ly/3dW2Py