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American Wind Energy Association applauds U.S. Dept. of the Interior's new offshore wind initiative

11/22/10

AWEA CEO Denise Bode released the following statement in response to today's announcement from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar of 'Smart from the Start,' a major new initiative to accelerate the responsible siting and development of wind energy projects along the Atlantic coast:
"AWEA applauds Secretary Salazar for his leadership in offshore wind. Efforts to rationalize the multi-step permitting process for offshore wind projects are essential for Eastern states to be able to take advantage of this excellent resource. As the pipeline of projects begin to move forward more rapidly, the environmental and economic benefits of offshore wind, including manufacturing facilities and associated jobs, can be realized."

AWEA CEO Denise Bode released the following statement in response to today's announcement from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar of 'Smart from the Start,' a major new initiative to accelerate the responsible siting and development of wind energy projects along the Atlantic coast:
"AWEA applauds Secretary Salazar for his leadership in offshore wind. Efforts to rationalize the multi-step permitting process for offshore wind projects are essential for Eastern states to be able to take advantage of this excellent resource. As the pipeline of projects begin to move forward more rapidly, the environmental and economic benefits of offshore wind, including manufacturing facilities and associated jobs, can be realized."


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