Testimony of Jason Walsh to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce
BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Jason Walsh today testified at a virtual hearing of the House Select Committee on Energy & Commerce "Building Back Better: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs Through Offshore Wind"
In his testimony, Jason Walsh highlighted that America’s offshore wind industry is growing quickly and provides us with a potential model for creating quality, family-sustaining jobs while helping to drive the nation’s clean energy future. By supporting a wide variety of workforce development strategies, including union training and registered apprenticeship programs, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act can ensure that workers have access to the skills training they need for pathways into employment in this emerging industry.
He concluded saying, “as more wind farms spring up off America’s coasts, demand for the highly skilled workers needed to build, operate and maintain these innovative projects will grow as well. The Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act can play a significant role in providing workers with the skills they need to break into this growing field.”
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