ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 6, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley will join members of the United Steelworkers and local environmental advocates to highlight the benefits of boosting Maryland’s wind energy industry, and the job creating potential of this endeavor. This summer, Governor O’Malley and Delaware Governor Jack Markell wrote to President Obama proposing a federal-state partnership for the development of a power purchase agreement for offshore wind energy. It is estimated that the development of one gigawatt of wind energy in the mid-Atlantic region could lead to the creation of up to 20,000 clean energy jobs.
With the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Sparrows Point in the backdrop, Governor O’Malley will join some of the very workers that could fill these jobs, including those in the steel industry which would manufacture the turbines to fulfill the demand for this development.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to join local steelworkers and others to highlight the job creating potential of offshore wind energy
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Fort Armistead Park
4000 Hawkins Point Road