Offshore wind-farm with transfer vessel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following today’s announcement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on the resumption of the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project’s environmental review process, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) Federal Affairs Advisor Michael Zehr issued the following statement:

“We appreciate and applaud BOEM’s decision to resume the environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project. We hope this action indicates that the Department intends to move forward on a number of projects that have been waiting for their reviews to commence. Having a predictable, timely and effective review process is essential for moving all of these projects forward. With states committing to add over 20 GW of offshore wind over the next decade, this industry is poised to create a tremendous number of American jobs at a time when we really need them.”

“The permitting and construction of modern energy infrastructure for both traditional and renewable sources of power creates and sustains high-paying jobs and improves our environment. We are pleased to see the Vineyard Wind project moving forward. We are confident that it will help advance the promise offshore wind holds in terms of emissions reductions, environmental stewardship and affordable energy for families and small businesses across the country. Today’s action is a positive step in moving our nation towards a cleaner, more environmentally responsible energy future.”