For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
NOIA Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464 | firstname.lastname@example.org
California Offshore Wind Will Accelerate American Wind Leadership
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will hold the first California offshore wind lease sale in 2022:
“A successful American offshore wind future has to include California. The nation’s most populous state is now on a path towards tapping a generational energy and economic opportunity. Opening the door to development offshore California will prime the Pacific Coast to be another American offshore wind hub and economic driver and will enhance American wind leadership.
“Importantly, Wood Mackenzie previously found that one lease sale offshore California could support 38,100 jobs per year, $3.5 billion in annual wages and $44.2 billion in total capital investment. As new investments, new technologies, and new Call areas come to fruition, the sky is the limit as to what American offshore wind can achieve.”