USA: Offshore Wind is Opportunity Worth Pursuing, Says MA Governor Patrick
In a major speach on clean energy, held on May 30 in Boston, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick strongly supported Cape Wind.
In his “Shaping Our Energy Future” speach Governor Patrick said : “Off-shore wind is still an opportunity worth pursuing and my support for Cape Wind is unshaken. Every state along the East Coast is working to develop off-shore wind. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates it will create 43,000 new jobs by 2030.
“States with Democratic, Republican and Independent Governors are working with the Obama Administration on a collaborative process to responsibly site future offshore wind projects. But let me be clear: they are all racing for second place, because Massachusetts will be first.”
Offshore WIND staff, June 1, 2012; Image: mass.gov