A press release sent Tuesday caught the eye of my Axios colleague Amy Harder. I'll let her explain...
An unlikely partnership is making a public debut: oil and wind companies.
Offshore magazine, a publication devoted to the offshore oil and gas industry, and Renewable Energy World, a website backing renewables, are hosting an offshore wind conference in Houston next month, the American Wind Energy Association announced Tuesday.
Get smart: It may seem strange to the casual observer, but there's actually a lot of crossover between the offshore wind and oil industries. Companies pursuing offshore fossil-fuel drilling and offshore wind use many of the same companies to help move and construct the massive infrastructure required for both types of energy.
Quoted: The announcement reminded me of an interview I recently did with Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind, the company to build the first (and so far only) offshore wind farm in the U.S.
On the sidelines of AWEA's annual conference in Anaheim in May, Grybowski told me the offshore wind industry can "piggyback" on the offshore oil industry by using the same service firms, such as Gulf Island Fabrication.
"That industry is centered in Houston, and it's incredibly supportive of offshore wind," Grybowski said.