I have worked in the offshore wind industry in Europe and have seen up close the ports full of activity and the nearby towns revitalized.
With the help of the 35,000 people working in the industry, Europe has constructed 55 offshore wind farms to date. This already substantial workforce is projected to grow to 170,000 workers by 2020, just seven years from now.
Having cut my teeth on an offshore wind project in northern Germany, I am now using those experiences back here in Massachusetts as Cape Wind's newest employee.
Cape Cod is a special place for me. Growing up, I spent every summer with my grandparents here.