Maryland needs to develop a strategy for offshore wind that takes advantage of the economic development potential for the state and does not mirror the mistakes of the UK where value-added products are supplied from outside of the country, namely from Denmark and Germany.
BizMDOSW intends to help by engaging Maryland Businesses through communication events and direct outreach to identify supply chain opportunities. The BizMDOSW will also assist companies already in the wind energy to identify ways to accelerate a robust offshore wind market for Maryland. It will look to support and to promote local industry in the form of developed link in order to enhance the state’s supply chain.
Today, April 9 2013, Governor O’Malley signed the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 into law. Ready full article here.
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 18, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the final passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013:
“Offshore wind is a potential win-win-win for Maryland. Today’s vote positions our State for greater job creation and opportunity, while moving us forward toward securing a more sustainable energy future. By advancing this promising green technology, together, we have also chosen to do the right thing for our planet; every megawatt-hour of energy we generate from clean wind power, is a megawatt-hour of energy we are not burning into our atmosphere through dirty fossil fuels.
“I’d like to thank Senator Pinsky and Delegate Hucker, who have been long-standing advocates for creating a pathway for offshore wind in our State. I’d also like to recognize the hard work and leadership of Chairman Middleton and Chairman Davis for their commitment to getting this done, and all of the members of the General Assembly who worked to make this a reality for Maryland.
“This is a win for our jobs future, our energy future, and therefore our children’s future.”
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research (MOWER) grants available