Promoting Offshore Wind
North Carolina has incredible potential for offshore wind—more than any other state along the Atlantic Coast. Fortunately, the Obama Administration has recently begun moving forward to lease appropriate land off the state’s shores for wind power, and even has the backing of Gov. Pat McCrory. We’ve helped to generate and demonstrate the public support that has helped make this progress possible. In 2012, we recruited over 40 coastal business, local government leaders, and environmental organizations to support offshore wind development. We’ve released multiple reports that garnered statewide coverage, and collected more than 2,600 comments in favor of the Obama Administration’s steps towards offshore wind.