Jobs & Economic Development Assessment

(cost benefit assessment)

The Contribution of the Coast to the South Carolina Economy

Source/Sponsor: 
Clemson University, Regional Economic Development Research Laboratory (REDRL)
Creator/Author: 
Clemson University, Regional Economic Development Research Laboratory (REDRL)
Description: 

Three coastal counties accounted for 75% the coastメs
contribution to economic activity in the state throughout the 1990s: Beaufort, Charleston, and Horry. Economic and demographic trends suggest that they will continue to expand steadily over the next decade.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
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Rules and Regulations Governing the Review of a Utility Scale Offshore Wind Project As Described in R.I.G.L. section 39-26.1-8 [Docket No. 4139]

Source/Sponsor: 
Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Creator/Author: 
Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Description: 

Proposed regulations include filing requirements and review process for the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) review of utility-scale offshore wind projects.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Potential Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy in Virginia

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Conservation Network
Creator/Author: 
George Mason University (GMU), Center for Regional Analysis
Description: 

The report examined the capacity for renewable energy in Virginia to provide 9,724 MW of electricity by 2035 (half the additional capacity needed under the 2010 Virginia Energy Plan to meet forecasted demand) and quantified the potential resulting economic benefits. Offshore wind contributed 10% of the overall total in Scenario 1, and 33% in Scenario 2. The economic gains from investments in all renewable energy sources ranged from $13 billion to $20.8 billion (Gross State Product), significantly higher than gains from coal and natural gas. The construction costs for renewables would be higher, operating costs would be comparable among all the different sources, but the higher investment required for renewables would create the most significant economic gains. Total job creation varied from 108,000 to 172,000.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
745 KB
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Offshore Wind: Potential Energy and Economic Benefits to Virginia

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Description: 

Overview of background of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCREC); mid-Atlantic region's offshore wind potential; advantages of Hampton Roads area; and, offshore wind's economic development potential.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
2 MB
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Presentation
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Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Act- S. 747 Fact Sheet

Source/Sponsor: 
North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition
Creator/Author: 
North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition
Description: 

Fact sheet on the Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Act (SB 747 v1).

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
289 KB
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Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Act [S. 747 First Edition]

Source/Sponsor: 
North Carolina Legislature
Creator/Author: 
North Carolina Legislature
Description: 

The proposed legislation requires the North Carolina Utilities Commission to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for development of up to 2,500 MW of offshore wind energy over 7-10 years. If the state determines there is a positive net economic impact, investor-owned utilities would be required to enter 20 year contracts. The bill sets a non-binding state goal of
5,000 MW by 2030.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Offshore Wind in Virginia: Potential Benefits for the Environment and for the Economy

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC)
Description: 

Overview of the environmental and economic drivers of offshore wind energy development, and Virginia's offshore wind potential and estimated project costs.

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Publication Date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2010
3 MB
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Offshore Wind in the Atlantic- Growing Momentum for Jobs, Energy Independence, Clean Air, and Wildlife Protection

Source/Sponsor: 
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Creator/Author: 
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Description: 

The report summarizes the environmental and economic benefits of Atlantic Coast offshore wind energy development. It offers recommendations for overcoming cost and siting obstacles, as well as state-by-state summaries of ongoing projects.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
7 MB
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New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy: Feasibility Study

Source/Sponsor: 
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU)
Creator/Author: 
Atlantic Renewable Energy Corporation (AREC); AWS Scientific
Description: 

The report investigates the feasibility of utility-scale wind energy development in the waters offshore of New Jersey. The report found that offshore wind could produce approximately 3,000 MWh/yr for each installed MW of facility. Power densities of approximately 20 MW per square mile could be harvested while occupying less than 0.01% of the seabed within a project area. The study area encompasses 2,465 square nautical miles and extends up to 20 miles from shore. The cost of offshore wind energy modeled within the study area was found to be at the high end or above market price. Declining capital cost and other factors are expected to improve this situation over time. The existing transmission system along the coastline has sufficient capacity to accept significant amounts of new wind-based generation with the amount of this capacity dependent on the locations where wind projects are interconnected. Several major ports exist within or near the study area that are suitable to support the shipping, installation or O&M requirements of an offshore wind project, including the Port of New York and New Jersey, Atlantic City, and industrial ports accessible via the Delaware Bay and Delaware River in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2004
12 MB
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Maryland's Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions- Appendix E. Economic Impact Analysis

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
Creator/Author: 
Towson University, Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI)
Description: 

Appendix E summarizes the results of the modelling of total economic impacts of offshore wind energy development in two phases: an investment phase and an operation phase. An investment of $1 million dollars would generate less than 8 jobs, $1.6 million in output, and $0.5 million in wages on average. But once operational, offshore wind would support annually a total of 48 jobs, $8.3 million in output, and $3.6 million in wages. The total state and local tax revenues would amount to approximately $97,953 on average per $1 million for the investment phase, and an annual total of $424,731 for the operation phase.

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Publication Date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2011
7 MB
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