US Wind promises job creation ahead of crucial license decision

An Italian firm has committed to creating thousands of jobs in the US state of Maryland, if a record-large offshore wind project is approved. The decisive licensing decision for offshore wind in the US will be made next week.

Photo: Fred.Olsen Windcarrier

Will there be cause for great excitement over a big venture or a more cautious nod to humble beginnings when the offshore wind industry in the US state Maryland kicks off?

This will be decided next Wednesday when authorities in Maryland take a stand on which of the two proposed offshore wind projects will be completed in the state. At the same time, the authorities will announce how much the state's utilities will pay for power from the winning offshore wind farm.

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