EnergySourceJun 27, 2022
30 GW by 2030: Policies for expanding US offshore wind capacity
By Joseph Webster
The US' goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030 is ambitious. Attentive policymaking, from the highest levels of the federal government all the way down to local governments in affected communities, will be key.
Joseph Webster is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. His portfolio currently includes hydrogen’s role in the energy transition and North American offshore wind. Joe previously worked as a fundamentals energy consultant at a boutique energy firm in Houston, TX, where his project work included topics across hydrogen, ammonia, electricity, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and oil & gas markets.
Parallel to his energy work, Joe edits the China-Russia Report, an independent, non-partisan newsletter covering developments within and between the two authoritarian superpowers; he also writes a weekly column on China-Russia relations for SupChina. Joe is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and has been published or cited by SupChina, Sinocism, the Globe and Mail, Zeit, the Bulwark, and more.
Joe completed a master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he was a Mount Vernon fellow. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, where he was a Banneker Key Scholar.