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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WBKB 11 News Reporter Star Connor, Along With Alcona High School Students Learn Self Defense

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWith prom season in full effect, many life changes including college and dating, Alcona high school along with the Alcona Sheriff’s Department are teaching young women how to protect themselves with self defense.Prior to this class many young ladies have never learned self-defense, including myself. But with recent increases of sexual assaults and domestic violence I decided to tag along with the young ladies of Alcona High School to join their class.One important tip is to use your daily movements as a way to remember the training, another tip is to be aware of your surroundings and display confidence while trusting your instincts; and with that said, I put my own training into action. Junior, Brianna Fogle said her favorite move is the ‘tuck and roll.’ “A lot of guys look at girls and think they aren’t as strong and they can’t do anything to defend themselves but with that technique you can take charge and get them down,” Fogle explained.Thanks to Master Munyon, these young ladies and I will be fully trained if an unexpected situation occurs.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Candidate for Governor Visiting Alpena in the Midst of Conspiracy ClaimsNext ‘Goldilocks’ makes an appearance at Wilson Elementarylast_img read more

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