In the News: Equitable Procurement, Hiring Crucial to Offshore Wind Growth

Offshore wind development is advancing up and down the US coasts. At the precipice of immense economic growth, Rebecca Karp asks how the industry can be an agent of change for the women- and minority-owned businesses (MWBEs). In an op-ed in Energy News Network, she calls for an industry-wide commitment to equitable procurement practices and hiring.

The Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island was the nation's first offshore wind project. Credit: District 4 United Steelworkers / Creative Commons

This article originally appeared in Energy News Network on April 14, 2021.

Commentary: Equitable procurement, hiring crucial to offshore wind growth

By Rebecca Karp

The U.S. offshore wind industry has reached an inflectio