April 2020

Recognizing the Need Spurred by Climate Change and COVID-19, New Jersey Moves Forward on Offshore Wind Workforce Development

April 23, 2020 05:32
by J. Wylie Donald
It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Offshore wind certainly doesn’t fit in that category. In fact, it might be said that offshore wind blows everybody good. In New Jersey it is viewed that way. New Jersey’s Wind Council released its report (attached) Tuesday detailing plans for creating the Wind Innovation and New Development (WIND) Institute. The WIND Institute will serve as a center for education, research, innovation, and workforce training related to the development of offshore wind in New Jersey and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

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