O'Malley's Proposed Wind Farms May be Key to Boosting Maritime Workforce

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Originally published in the Baltimore Business Journal - February 24-March 1, 2012.

With no offshore wind farms yet built off U.S. Coastlines, Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed the Maryland Off-shore Wind Energy Act of 2012 as an investment in a renewable energy and a vehicle for statewide job creation.

The legislation allows for the installation of a wind farm at least 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City with a capacity of 450 megawatts, which translates into enough clean power to meet approximately half of the electricity needs of Baltimore City. This will demand a robust and competent workforce. Both Maryland maritime workers and foreign maritime workers would likely benefit.

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