Offshore Vineyard Wind is Un-American

Courting foreign energy companies’ entry into the offshore renewable energy market undermines our energy goals.  

“Instead of relying on foreign oil and foreign energy, we are now relying on American energy and American workers like never before.”

President Donald J. Trump

President Trump’s energy policies are laudable.  And, his accomplishments in the U.S. energy, and other sectors, are impressive.

While, the U.S. presently courts foreign-owned renewable energy companies.  Specifically, Vineyard Wind, that would create “green” jobs in Spain, Italy, Denmark, China and the Netherlands, funded by U.S. taxpayers.

Scott Farmelant, Vineyard Wind  Public Relations, provides evidence of the foreign ownership of Vineyard Wind:

“Vineyard Wind is a stand alone joint venture co-owned by two corporate partners, with one being Avangrid Renewables, the other being Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.” 

Vineyard Wind parent companies include the investment arm of Pensions Denmark, and Avangrid that is Iberdrola of Spain, (2009 biggest stimulus winner- Iberdrola).

Vineyard Wind poses a threat to U.S. fishing industry jobs and marine tradesmen.

“This is a losing proposition for the fishing industry- big time," said Lanny Dellinger, who is the chair of the state's fisheries advisory board...”

Vineyard Wind is a foreign-owned, U.S. taxpayer-funded, generator of jobs overseas.

“Windar Renovables has been awarded the contract to manufacture, certify, assemble, inspect, store and supply the elements for the [Vineyard Wind] wind farm's 84 foundations...”

Thusly, Vineyard Wind would create 400-500 jobs in Asturias, Spain, (with US taxpayers’ multi-millions’ in stimulus, again; (2009 biggest stimulus winner- Iberdrola).

“Vineyard Wind named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the project.”

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

Dusager 4

8200 Aarhus N


Vineyard Wind would create manufacturing jobs in Denmark.

‘Vineyard Wind: Heerema participates in largest US offshore wind project’

riday, 12 July, 2019 - 11:15

“Heerema marine contractors installing a monopile“

”Dutch offshore contractor Heerema has been assigned to help build the first and largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. The prestigious 'Vineyard Wind LLC' project is the nation's first utility-scale offshore wind energy project.

The contract for Heerema comprises in the (offshore) transport and installation (T&I) of 84 foundations consisting of monopiles and transition pieces and appurtenant ESP platforms in the Northeast of the US near the island of Martha's Vineyard..”

“Vineyard Wind has entered into an agreement with Italian company Prysmian Group worth 200 million euros to design, manufacture, install and commission the submarine cabling system that will connect the offshore wind farm with the Continental US power transmission grid. The project will require a total of 134 kilometres of high voltage alternating current electric cable...”

To create jobs in Italy and China with U.S. taxpayers’ dollars.

Vineyard Wind will likely create cable manufacturing jobs in China-

“Luigi Migliorini, CEO of Prysmian Group China, added that “Prysmian Group can now offer a wide range of cable technologies and products, including Extra High Voltage and High Voltage cable systems, as well as Medium Voltage and Fire Resistant cables, from 6kV to 500kV. The new plant will be capable of producing all the main designs available in the HV systems sector”.

“Denmark’s Bladt Industries has signed a contract with the US-based Vineyard Wind LLC for fabrication and delivery of an offshore substation for the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm...”

“Bladt Industries will execute the project in cooperation with Semco Maritime and ISC Engineering. The design is already underway by ISC Engineering and the electrical system will be performed by Semco Maritime...”

Semco Maritime A/S

Esbjerg Brygge 30

6700 Esbjerg


The proposed offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, is un-American.

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Comment by Willem Post on November 14, 2019 at 12:18pm


Absolutely correct.

Great research.

I have been saying this for at least 15 years.

It appears state and federal bureaucrats are totally stupid when it comes to DEFENDING THE AMERICAN WORKER AND THE US ECONOMY

That is the main reason the US has huge trade deficits, as Trump has been saying for three plus years.

It would have been a simple matter to REQUIRE 80% of the wind projects to be designed and built in the US using US materials.

The Europeans and Japanese and Koreans do it all the time, standard BAU for them.

They, our "trading partners" screw the US and US worker and US economy coming and going.

The wind bonanza may be slowing down.



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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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