Offshore wind energy in Newfoundland and Labrador has been getting a lot of coverage in the local media these last few weeks. I was pleased to add to the conversation, speaking to NTV News about the supply chain study I completed for the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association.
Our province has the ability to participate in the supply chain, largely due to our expertise in offshore oil and gas, but we need to be strategic. Being proactive is important so that we can be ready if this sector takes off - "first-in" will benefit most. But we also need to spend time filling the "knowledge gap" so that we can make informed decisions.
I look forward to more discussions with developers, local businesses, governments, and communities as we explore the potential opportunities for our province in offshore wind. See the segment at 32:00 at http://bit.ly/2vEs3fm.