Speaking of the world’s demand for fossil fuels for clean energy, Louisians called on the people to “accept the transition,” not longing for a long-term economic driver.
With regard to offshore wind power – which is now increasing in areas such as the Northeast and possibly coming to the Gulf of Mexico – we encourage some locals to go ahead.
They include LM Wind Power at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which designs and tests giant knives for wind farms around the world.
And sent half the dozen Louisiana companies involved in the construction of the first beach wind farm in Rhode Island to assist designers, engineers, ship operators and offshore welders. Planting huge buildings in the water shows that it is a transmissible ability.
“We need experienced men, and you will find them there,” Brian Wilson, who manages the Black Island wind farm, told reporter Tristan Baurrick.
It may not be so long as there are similar opportunities closer to home. While wind turbulence in the Gulf was unlikely, industrial developments – including ideas on how to control hurricanes – have now made coastal winds a priority. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently reported that winds from the Gulf could generate twice as much energy demand from all five neighboring countries. The first federal lease sale is expected in 2025, and is already attracting interest from big international players.
Baurrick’s story in the recent series “Winds of Change” is a kind of perseverance that requires optimism, ingenuity, and perseverance – and at least to some extent. Oil and gas remain important in Louisiana and the world will need fossil fuels for decades to come, but as efforts to combat climate change accelerate the transition to renewable energy, unemployment is on the rise and will surely continue.
Whether the market is driving the behavior of the government or vice versa, the political wind is blowing in one direction.
On the Democratic side, both Biden and Edwards administrations are pushing for zero-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
While the debate over climate change is often divisive, some Louisiana Republicans are looking to wind up the state’s business future.
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, Ar-Baton Rouge, and other members of the group have suggested that some of the Gulf Coast’s energy revenues, or Gomez, be used to rehabilitate offshore wind farms. Oil and Gas Royalty. And Joe Orgeron’s family business in Galliano, once a state-owned enterprise, used to load up on oil supplies.
“All of us who have been in oil and gas have to see the transition to wind because the question of ‘when’ or ‘when’ wind will occur is a long time ago,” he said. “Wind development is taking place all over the east coast, and it is only a matter of time before we have turbines running around the bay in our own backyard.”
He said the development of the domestic wind industry was a double victory for the environment and for the economy.
“I want the Gulf and Louisiana to continue to be vital to our country’s energy history and we are doing our part to mitigate the effects of climate change,” he said earlier this year.
We do not see how anyone can argue with this.