AWEA statement on Massachusetts and Rhode Island offshore wind procurement
WASHINGTON — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to major offshore wind announcements today from Massachusetts and Rhode Island:
“With today’s landmark decisions, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are ready to pioneer large-scale offshore wind development that will light the way for our industry and nation,“ said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “With world-class wind resources, infrastructure and offshore energy expertise, the U.S. is primed to scale up this industry and lead it. Becoming a world leader for offshore wind will open tremendous new opportunities for U.S. workers, factories, and ships throughout our coastal states.”
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