For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Thursday, February 2, 2012 (202) 347-6900
NOIA Pleased With Movement Toward Offshore Wind Development
Supports All of the Above Energy Strategy
Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement:
“NOIA supports an “all of the above” energy strategy, so we are pleased to hear today that the Department of the Interior has taken further steps toward commercial wind development off the mid-Atlantic seaboard, particularly off Virginia and Maryland.
Our members are enthusiastic about the potential for offshore renewable energy to add new American jobs, energy, and vital revenue to government coffers. We are pleased to see these significant steps taken with regard to new offshore renewable energy and look forward to working with the Administration to make these projects a reality.”
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 more than 270 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.