US President Joe Biden promised to push for renewable energy to create more manufacturing jobs for Americans. However, reports show that “most of the manufacturing jobs will actually be created in Europe.”
The Vineyard Wind project is expected to produce enough electricity to power 400,000 homes in New England by 2023. While smaller components of this project will be manufactured locally, the bigger parts will not.
Christy Guthman, commercial leader of U.S. offshore at General Electric’s renewable division, said that opening a factory would be costly, time-consuming, and would require permits and large amounts of space near the coast.