For Immediate Release: Monday, December 4, 2017
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOIA Comments on Cape Wind, Offshore Energy Future
Washington, DC –National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued the following statement regarding Cape Wind:
“Cape Wind’s surrender of its offshore wind energy lease, which the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management rightly affirmed in September, is disappointing. While Cape Wind ultimately decided to end their hard-fought 16-year quest to bring offshore wind power to Massachusetts, the National Ocean Industry Association (NOIA) will continue our support of the U.S. offshore wind sector. We are proud of the contributions our U.S. offshore oil and gas members are making toward the progress of offshore wind energy development in America, as they continue to safely produce affordable and reliable domestic offshore oil and natural gas, provide good jobs, and generate state and federal revenue. As a nation, we need to safely develop all forms of available energy to power our homes, schools and businesses, fuel our cars, and contribute to our economic and domestic energy security today and moving into the future.”
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. NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises approximately 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, and renewable energy.