Join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Wednesday, April 14 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST for the Spring 2021 Offshore Wind Roundtable, the second session in our roundtable series where panelists and participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding the offshore wind permitting and leasing process in the United States, and the policy mechanisms and dialogues necessary to facilitate domestic sector development.

The Spring 2021 Offshore Wind Roundtable will bring together local and federal policymakers, industry members, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss how to build positive momentum in the permitting process and move towards wind farm construction and operation in current and future leasing areas. A group of experts representing government, private industry, and civil society will provide their insight on these topics; participants are encouraged to engage in discussion with questions and comments of their own and to take an active part in the conversation.

As the new Biden-Harris administration sets its ambitious climate and clean energy priorities, offshore wind development will be a key area of interest on both the federal and state level. And while big movers like the United Kingdom are making big strides to build and integrate more offshore wind capacity into their energy grids as part of robust decarbonization strategies, permitting and leasing concerns have slowed sector growth in the United States. Critical actors and decisionmakers, from fishermen to government regulators, must engage in productive dialogues to make meaningful progress towards building an offshore wind ecosystem in the United States.

You will be able to join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register below to receive the Zoom access information for this event.


Keynote remarks by

Dr. Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of Interior

Q&A Session with Dr. Cruickshank

Dr. Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of Interior

Moderated by

David Goldwyn
Chairman, Energy Advisory Group
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

A conversation with

Dr. Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Department of Interior

Laura Morton
Senior Director for Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Offshore
American Clean Power Association

Michael Olsen
Senior Director of Business Development, New Energy Solutions

Rachel Pachter
Chief Development Officer
Vineyard Wind

Frederick Zalcman
Head of Government Affairs & Policy
Ørsted North America

Moderated by

Margaret Jackson
Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center


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