Tuesday: Secretary Jewell, Governor O'Malley to Make Announcement on Offshore Wind in Maryland

Office of the Secretary

BALTIMORE, MD – As part of President Obama's comprehensive plan to move our economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Governor Martin O'Malley and others for an important announcement on progress for wind leasing offshore Maryland.

Efforts to spur responsible development of offshore wind energy are part of a series of Obama Administration actions to increase renewable energy both offshore and onshore. President Obama's comprehensive Climate Action Plan challenges Interior to re-double efforts on its renewable energy program by approving 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy production on public lands and waters by 2020.

Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Tommy Beaudreau, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
Mark Rice, CEO of Maritime Applied Physics Corporation


Announcement on Maryland offshore wind leasing


Tuesday, December 17

10:15 a.m. EST – Media check-in

10:30 a.m. – Event begins
NOTE: Q&A with event participants to immediately follow announcement


Maritime Applied Physics Corporation Headquarters

1850 Frankfurst Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21226
NOTE: Media who are not able to attend can use the following listen-only call-in information:

Dial-in: 888-469-3147

Passcode: INTERIOR


Media interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here by 6:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 16