The recently issued request for proposals is a “signal to the offshore wind industry that North Carolina is open for business,” one observer said.
Requirement for nightly shutdowns for two-thirds of the year reneges on compromise reached with agencies two years ago.
Low-income populations and people of color were largely left out of Massachusetts’ biotechnology and cannabis booms.
The wind and fishing industries need to communicate “early and often” to avoid disputes and delays, stakeholders say.
The state’s jumpstart on offshore wind could help it become a pioneer in ocean-related innovation, some leaders think.