USA: Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Calling on Better Offshore Wind Promotion
The bi-partisan Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to make a “national investment” in offshore wind “through adequate and stable financial and tax incentives” to “position us as leaders in an emerging global industry”.
Their new report, ‘Charting The Course, Securing the Future of America’s Oceans’, states: “The Administration’s principles guiding domestic energy development include creating clean energy jobs and technologies, making America more energy independent, and reducing carbon emissions. Renewable energy — particularly offshore wind energy — has great potential for pursuing expansion.”
The context for this policy recommendation the report focuses on is the significant stresses now placed on the ocean ecosystem by pollution, especially climate change, and the urgent need to mitigate those threats.
Press release, June 23, 2013; Image: capewind