Environmental Business Council of New England (EBCNE)
Offshore wind growth challenges are starting to appear as several large projects move toward completion in the mid-2020s, officials said.
Rhode Island boasts the first and only offshore wind farm in the Western Hemisphere, but it has seen its modest OSW procurement goals eclipsed by surrounding states.
Officials from New England’s six states described their efforts to advance renewable energy goals despite the coronavirus pandemic.
An Environmental Business Council of New England conference on offshore wind came after BOEM announced when it plans to rule on the Vineyard Wind permit.
Federal and state officials joined offshore wind developers in Boston to give the Environmental Business Council of New England an update on the industry.
New England renewable energy advocates are skeptical of federal officials’ claims to be acting in the public interest by delaying the Vineyard Wind project.
State and regional officials updated the Environmental Business Council of New England on the rapid progress of renewable energy development.
The offshore wind industry is poised for growth in the Northeast with expanding solicitations, falling prices and competitive auctions for new sites.
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