The new state report outlines a plan for the future of the Coast Guard

The wind of the vineyard

HANNANI – Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Polito joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theodore on Wednesday, announcing a new report reviewing the state’s progress in developing coastal wind power.

Massachusetts Pure Energy Center Beach Wind Workforce Report analyzes what skills, training and supply chains are needed during the development of the Coastal Wind Project and the ability to provide the necessary personnel to the state.

It shows that there may be gaps in the supply chain needed to complete large-scale wind projects, and how authorities can help address them.

Based on equity, demand, and the current supply of manpower, which communities should be given priority in the development of labor force, the report also corrected.

During the announcement of the report at the new Bedford Overseas Trade Terminal, Baker highlighted his plans to invest $ 100 million in port infrastructure using the Federal Covide Fund.

As Massachusetts prepares to build the country’s first commercial beach wind project, our administration is focused on providing skilled, ready-to-use and employment opportunities for all residents, especially in communities that could benefit from this generation. Economic opportunity, ”Baker said.

Our administration is investing heavily in critical port infrastructure to meet the Northeast Coastal Wind Development and achieve our highest climate goals.

The terminal and large-scale lifting facility is part of a lease agreement with beach wind developers Mayflower Wind and Vineyard Wind, and is the second developer of the country’s first major coastal wind project for Cape Cod and the islands south. .

State Aid will help expand coastal wind education at Cape Cod Community College, including new energy-focused courses.

By creating a new economic engine that will lead to employment and investment in the South Coast and other regions, Massachusetts will be able to generate clean energy, and the Maritime Administration is the anchor of the coast wind to achieve a net zero emissions by 2050. Commonwealth, ”says Theodore.

“As we use our educational network network and work together to develop a diverse, inclusive workforce, we need to make smart and timely investments in our port resources so that Massachusetts can harness the economic potential of this industry in the Northeast market.

The growing industry is expected to have $ 600 to $ 800 million in direct economic impact and $ 1.4 billion to $ 2.1 billion in total, according to state officials.

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