Borrus to lead panel on ocean energy workforce readiness
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The Marine Renewable Energy Consortium is holding its Second Annual Ocean Energy for New England conference tomorrow in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Among the sessions is a panel discussion being led by Pile Drivers Local 56 on Workforce Readiness for Ocean Energy in New England. Local 56 has been a leading proponent for the approval of Cape Wind, a major wind farm project off the Massachusetts coast.

The Marine Renewable Energy Constorium, based at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, focuses on ??the develop of ocean based renewable energy (wave, tidal, current and ocean wind). The consortium seeks to develop a network of technology developers and energy users who will collectively define the needs of this nascent industry and work to bring together the required technology, capital, infrastructure, and human resources to implement ocean based renewable energy in the most sustainable manner for the region.??