Offshore Wind Could Create 36,000 Jobs in Northeast U.S.

first_imgThe States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports today, 2 November, setting out the context for offshore wind development in the U.S. Northeast and revealing its potential economic development benefits.The reports, produced as part of the Roadmap Project for Multi-State Cooperation on Offshore Wind Development, say the region has the potential for offshore wind deployment of between 4GW and 8GW by 2030 and the creation of up to 36,000 jobs.The three reports released today include Northeast Offshore Wind Regional Market Characterization which identifies the opportunities and challenges that will shape the offshore wind market, U.S. Job Creation in Offshore Wind that quantifies the job impacts of offshore wind development and specifies the types of jobs to be created, and U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study which examines the functional requirements and costs of constructing purpose-built vessels that would comply with the U.S. Jones Act and meet the needs of the U.S. offshore wind industry.The states will use the three reports’ findings to identify opportunities for cooperative actions that can contribute to the responsible deployment of offshore wind in the Northeast at a scale necessary to reduce costs and establish a regional supply chain.The reports were produced for representatives of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, and the Clean Energy States Alliance, as part of the Roadmap Project which is funded in part by a USD 592,683 grant to NYSERDA from the U.S. Department of Energy’s federally administered State Energy Program.The Regional Market Characterization was produced by a research team led by Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC and including AWS Truepower, Daymark Energy Advisors, and Meister Consultants Group.The jobs study was carried out by BVG Associates, an international consultancy with extensive experience tracking the job impacts of the offshore wind industry in Europe.GustoMSC, an international leader in designing and engineering vessels and equipment for offshore applications, researched and wrote the vessel study.An Advisory Committee representing a range of energy sector, economic, and environmental expertise reviewed and provided feedback on drafts of the reports.last_img read more

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“There’s only one reason why I’m back in Brazil” – Ronaldinho

first_imgFC Barcelona and AC Milan legend, Ronaldinho has explained why he returned to Brazil and joined Fluminense, as he he received a hero’s’ welcome infront of 45.000 fans.The 35-year-old spent last season with Queretaro but has now joined Fluminense after his contract with the Mexican side was terminated, and the Brazilian was unveiled by his new club on Sunday.”If I could be on the field today, I would. It proves my desire to make history in this club,” he said at his unveiling.”What motivated me is a title that I don’t have, Brazilian championship. It motivates me a lot.“It is a great club with great players, we have everything to be champions.”It’s good to return for a big club. I’m very happy and motivated. “I wanted to play after seeing the stadium (Maracana) and the fans with all their support.“My legs are trembling with desire to play. On July 27th, I start preparations.”Ronaldinho had been linked with a couple of clubs – among them Samuel Eto’o’s new side in Turkey – but decided to return to Brazil, as he strives to win the Brazilian championship for the first time in his career.”It’s my brother that talks to clubs,” he added.“I talked with other players here in Fluminense to find out how everything is here, it motivated me. The rest I leave with my brother. “Fred told me about life at the club and living in Rio – I hope we can be successful together.”Ronaldinho has played for Gremio, Flamengo and Atletico Mineiro in Brazil but has so far failed to add the Campeonato Brasilieiro title to his illustrious trophy cabinet which includes a World Cup, Club World Cup, Uefa Champions League, every major Spanish trophy, Serie A and more.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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