Dong Energy Opens Office in Boston

The day after the Women’s Marches, I have been thinking about my 2-year-old son. Climate change and nuclear weapons are twin existential threats he faces.

Yet, if America invests in renewable energy, not nuclear bombs, he does have a future.  The offshore wind farms industry is poised to take off, if it can overcome the partisanship in Washington DC.

Thomas Brostrøm runs United States operations for Dong Energy, the Danish oil and gas giant and a leading offshore wind developer. Dong hopes to help foster offshore wind farms in the United States. The company bought leases in Massachusetts and New Jersey and opened an office in Boston.

“We are here to create an industry,” Mr. Brostrøm said. “There’s still a ways to go, but everything that we hoped would happen has happened.”

Read the rest of Diane Cardwell’s New York Times article, here.

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