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Erin Baker, PEP Steering Committee Member, is interviewed about the Biden administration’s plan to increase construction of offshore wind farms

Erin Baker, PEP Steering Committee Member, is interviewed about the Biden administration’s plan to increase construction of offshore wind farms. Baker says there’s no one technology that’s going to solve our “massive challenge with climate,” but “offshore wind is really exciting because we have amazing resources in the ocean … and a third of the U.S. population lives in a county that borders the shore.”  See more at BYU Radio. Baker is quoted in a separate column about predicted reductions in the cost of wind energy. She says, “The Biden administration is taking great strides in this direction, by coordinating and fast-tracking the federal approval process. If states and local jurisdictions follow suit, we can get steel in the water and take advantage of the lowering costs to start fighting climate change.” Read more at Saur Energy, and the News Office release.

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