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Salazar announces 10 state wind partnership and an Atlantic renewable energy office

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Ken Salazar speaks at CHOW

Ken Salazar provided the opening remarks at Capitol Hill Ocean Week in Washington, DC

This morning at Capitol Hill Oceans week in Washington, DC, Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, made two announcements:   

1. Ten governors from Atlantic states have agreed to form a consortium that will focus on wind development on the Atlantic coast.   

2. DOI will be establishing an office that will focus on renewable energy development in the Atlantic.  The office will be located in Virginia.   

While the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska remain major traditional energy producers, it was clear today that for an expansion in the U.S.’s renewable energy portfolio, DOI will be focusing on the Atlantic coast.   

Secretary Salazar’s remarks at Capitol Hll Ocean Week are available the Vimeo at the link below.   

Secretary Salazar announces offshore wind energy consortium.

The author is a scientist by training and the owner of W.H. Nuckols Consulting, an environmental policy firm. 

Written by Will Nuckols

June 8, 2010 at 9:48 am