Target: President Obama
Goal: Set a national offshore wind energy goal
As America continues to struggle under the task of producing enough energy for a nation, the need for innovative renewable energy projects has become more and more important. Offshore winds present a largely untapped source of renewable energy, and while efforts to begin utilizing offshore wind energy have begun, a clear national goal is necessary to focus and direct these separate initiatives.
America’s Atlantic Coast is a particularly ideal location for multiple offshore wind energy projects. It is an area with a high population density, and consequently has a high electricity demand. States like Massachusetts that have no fossil fuel resources must import much of their energy. Developing offshore wind would give many similar states along the Atlantic Coast the ability to create their own, local energy source. Thousands of jobs would be created in the process, and the shift to wind energy would reduce reliance on energy sources that pollute our lands.
There is already much support for offshore wind energy all along the Atlantic Coast. Citizens everywhere are beginning to see the costs that come with unsustainable forms of energy, and political leaders are responding. In order to focus these efforts, urge President Obama to establish a clear, national goal for offshore wind energy development.
Dear President Obama,
Offshore wind energy presents a largely untapped source of renewable energy that could contribute significantly towards meeting America’s energy needs. Initiatives for offshore wind energy are beginning to develop all along the Atlantic Coast. Offshore wind energy would not only contribute to reducing pollution; it would also provide an important extra energy source in areas with high demand and low supply, while simultaneously creating jobs all along the Atlantic Coast.
Promoting offshore wind energy development will make America’s energy supply much more secure. However, in order to achieve the best results in a timely manner, it is necessary that national goals are established. I ask you to set a clear, national goal for offshore wind energy development, and by doing so, lead America towards a more sustainable tomorrow.
[Your Name Here]
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