Manufacturers are pleased that Interior Secretary Salazar has decided to move forward with development of offshore wind energy resources by giving the green light to the Cape Wind Energy Project. Development of all available resources on the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) — including natural gas, oil and renewables such as wind energy — is an essential part of the comprehensive energy policy our country requires.
Manufacturers submitted comments to the Department of Interior urging federal regulators to approve the Cape Wind Energy Project, and the NAM looks forward to continuing to work with the Administration and Congress to develop more offshore energy resources, especially those in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Alaska coastline, to achieve energy security.
Domestic energy development grows domestic jobs, and today’s action represents a step in the right direction for a comprehensive energy and jobs policy.
- Interior news release, “Secretary Salazar Announces Approval of Cape Wind Energy Project on Outer Continental Shelf off Massachusetts“
- Boston.com, Green blog, round-up of reaction, ”Cape Wind reaction: ‘America needs all the clean electrons it can get.’“
- Cape Cod Times, “Obama tours supplier of Cape Wind turbines,” referring to the President’s tour of the Siemens plant in Iowa Tuesday.