Achieving domestic and international climate goals will require a dramatic expansion of energy production from zero-carbon resources. Offshore wind has an important role to play in that expansion and a robust domestic industry will create jobs, advance manufacturing and tap a growing global market. Realizing this potential, however, will not be easy for a host of reasons, some of which are common to the early large-scale deployment of most new energy technologies and some of which have to do with the unique characteristics and demands of offshore wind.
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Program recently released an issue brief outlining recommendations for improving collaboration as well as the increased support needed to realize the economic and climate benefits of offshore wind. Join us for a virtual discussion highlighting the importance of coordination in deploying offshore wind fast enough to meet the country’s 30 GW by 2030 goal.
David J. Hayes
Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy
Former Governor of Louisiana
Head of U.S. Offshore Wind, Avangrid Renewables
Managing Director, BPC Energy Program
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