ADVISORY: Sen. Carper to Speak at CAP Action on the Economic Case for Offshore Wind in America
Washington, D.C. – Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) on Thursday, January 31 for a conversation about the future of offshore wind in the United States.
Despite technological advances that have proven commercially viable and wind resources just off our shores that rank among the best in the world, the United States has yet to construct even a single offshore wind turbine. For years, the lack of a regulatory structure, slanted political opposition, and fears that offshore wind energy would prove too expensive have prevented development of this clean, abundant resource. With its “Smart from the Start” program to identify and prioritize lease sales in appropriate regions of federal waters, the Obama administration has taken steps to mitigate the regulatory and political hurdles.
Neera Tanden, President & CEO of the Center for American Progress; Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
Tom Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress
Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.
January 31, 2013
9:30am ET – 10:30am ET
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center