For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 (202) 347-6900
NOIA Applauds Establishment of the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium and New Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Office
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) strongly supports the responsible development of all offshore energy sources, and applauds today’s announcement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on the establishment of both the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium and the new Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Office in Virginia.
“All forms of energy are important to our economic and energy security,” said NOIA President Randall Luthi. “Future energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf, whether it be wind, wave, ocean current, solar, or conventional oil and natural gas will further diversify the nation's energy sources while generating new jobs for Americans, and reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources.”
The NOIA membership includes Cape Wind, which on April 28, 2010 received the first ever DOI approval for an offshore wind farm. Other NOIA member companies include those who are positioned to provide essential services to future offshore energy projects.
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. The NOIA membership comprises more than 250 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.