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"It will be a case of each state for itself"

US federal states are competing intensely to attract the most jobs from the budding domestic offshore wind market. Despite all players claiming to be the clear choice, they seem to agree that there will eventually be plenty of jobs for the benefit of all.

Offshore wind development in the US is like a race between states. They will eventually all end up in the same lane, sources say. | Photo: Bel Air Aviation

"I expect that, in the first round, it will be a case of each state for itself," states Kenneth J. Sheehan from New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities from the podium at the wind energy conference in Boston.

This is one of the biggest questions within US offshore wind energy: Where will companies make their investments, establish factories and, by extension, create the jobs necessary to build up the budding domestic industry?

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