17 Mar '17, 12pm

NC Offshore Wind Power Auction Shows Clean Energy's Momentum

NC Offshore Wind Power Auction Shows Clean Energy's Momentum

North Carolina’s and the region’s economies are the other winners in yesterday’s auction. The Southeast is already home to dozens of wind power-related manufacturing facilities. And with yesterday’s lease sale, residents come several important steps closer to the advantages that result from being one of the industry’s first movers, including the establishment of additional manufacturing facilities and other crucial elements of the offshore wind power supply chain. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that in North Carolina alone, offshore wind power can create as many as 1,450 new jobs by 2022; 10 times that many are possible in the state by 2050. In all, by mid-century, nationwide, offshore wind power can create 160,000 good jobs , both in the nation’s coastal regions and its interior, the DOE estimates. For more about the impact that offshore wind technology can...

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