Offshore wind could be big business for North Carolina

North Carolina’s governor set a goal of building enough offshore wind turbines to power more than two million homes in the next 20 years.

Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order Wednesday directing state agencies to support the offshore wind industry, which could invest up to $140 billion on the East Coast over the next 15 years.

“Offshore wind power will help North Carolina create jobs and generate economic development while helping us transition to a clean energy economy,” Cooper said.

“North Carolina’s national leadership in clean energy and manufacturing plus our highly trained workforce create a strong business environment for offshore wind supply chain and manufacturing companies,” he said in a statement.

What You Need To Know

  • Gov. Roy Cooper set a goal of generating 8 gigawatts of power from offshore wind by 2040
  • His new executive order directs state agencies to help push for offshore wind
  • The offshore wind industry is set to…

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