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Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives


February 9, 2011

NORFOLK, VA – Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar unveiled a coordinated strategic plan for offshore wind energy production on Monday, February 7, 2011.


  • Virginia's Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott plan to meet with local officials in Norfolk, VA. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Congressman Scott, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary Salazar and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes discuss offshore wind initiatives with local officials. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • “Offshore wind energy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, diversify our energy supply, and stimulate economic revitalization,” said Secretary Chu.  (Left to Right:  City of Norfolk, VA Mayor Paul Fraim; Secretary Salazar; Rear Admiral James Watson, Atlantic Area deputy commander; Secretary Chu; Deputy Secretary Hayes and Congressman Scott) Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • “The Department of Energy is committed to working with our federal partners to provide national leadership in accelerating offshore wind energy deployment," said Secretary Chu. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretaries Salazar and Chu hold up a map of mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Congressman Scott addresses the media near the Port of Virginia. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Deputy Secretary Hayes speaks on offshore wind energy production near the Port of Virginia. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • “The mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas are a key part of our ‘Smart from the Start’ program for expediting appropriate commercial-scale wind energy development in America’s waters,” Secretary Salazar said. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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