New Horizons in U.S. Offshore Wind

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On May 11th, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold its first offshore wind energy lease sale of the Carolinas. Ahead of this sale, Morgan Higman (CSIS) talks with officials from North Carolina, Massachusetts, and New York, about how their states are working to secure economic benefits for their states from the development of the offshore wind sector.


Jennifer R.F. Mundt, Assistant Secretary of Clean Energy Economic Development, North Carolina Department of Commerce, where she leads the state’s efforts to secure economic development and workforce opportunities in the clean energy sector.

Bruce Carlisle, Managing Director, Offshore Wind, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, where he leads efforts to advance the successful and responsible development of the offshore wind sector in Massachusetts.

Georges Sassine, Vice President, Large Scale Renewables, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), where he works to advance land-based renewable energy and offshore wind resources in New York.

Further Reading from the CSIS Clean Resilient States Initiative: State Strategies for Expanding Economic Opportunity in Clean Energy

Morgan Higman

Morgan Higman

Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program