EnBW North America Joins a Diverse Coalition in Support of National Offshore Wind Commitments

April 8 , 2021

At EnBW North America, we advocate for the inclusive and responsible development of offshore wind in the United States. We’re proud to join over one hundred diverse climate, labor, environmental justice, and academic leaders in support of President Bident’s bold commitment to the offshore wind industry. Offshore wind is a once in a generation economic and environmental opportunity with the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs to support future generations with a new clean energy source. President Biden’s goal of 30GW of offshore wind development by 2030 creates the certainty needed to stand this industry up in the US.

“As renewable energy developers, workers of all stripes, front-line community members, and environmental advocates, we applaud President Biden’s early, bold commitments to advance 30 gigawatts (GW) of responsible offshore wind development by 2030. The Administration-wide approach to jumpstart American offshore wind power—including tangible next steps on leasing, permitting, port investments, loan guarantees, research funding, and more—offers a solid game plan for confronting the climate crisis and ensuring we Build Back Better.”

“We face unprecedented and intersecting environmental, public health, and economic crises that exacerbate racial and social injustices—presenting an existential threat to our communities, our nation, and our world. Offshore wind is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges. The Administration’s sweeping, whole-government approach outlined this week signals the urgency, seriousness, and determination that is needed to face these threats head on.”

“We are united in our belief that done right, offshore wind power will create thousands of quality, family-sustaining jobs in manufacturing, construction, operations, and maintenance, and in the development of port facilities and associated infrastructure. We agree that offshore wind power can and must be developed in a manner that protects coastal and marine ecosystems and advances social and racial equity and environmental justice.”

“Together, we stand ready to work with the Biden Administration to help fulfill today’s offshore wind commitments with a comprehensive, responsible approach to scaling up this critical new energy source for America.”