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EBC Seminar Series on Offshore Wind Energy Introduction to the Industry Session 1
September 28, 2007 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Offshore wind has emerged as a promising renewable energy resource. The strongest, most consistent winds are offshore and relatively close to major load centers, particularly energy-constrained New England. Also, wind as a fuel is both cost-free and emission-free.
Governor Deval Patrick is committed to developing the offshore wind potential of Massachusetts. The Governor supports Cape Wind, and played a critical role in the state?s winning proposal for the Department of Energy national Wind Blade Test facility. The panel discussions will build on this growing momentum and interest in the burgeoning offshore wind sector, and will bring together experts to discuss various aspects of this sector?s growth and about the future of offshore wind.
This three part series of seminars will focus on the offshore wind energy industry as it is evolving in the US and abroad, the challenges of offshore wind and finally issues associated with deep water wind energy.
This first seminar will provide a framework of offshore wind energy and the Offshore Wind Collaborative and the case for offshore wind in New England as well as an update on Technology basics and local players opportunities and challenges.
Ian Bowles, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
David Cash, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Executive Office for Energy and Environmental Affairs
Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.
Jim Gordon, President, Cape Wind