Scotland is a leader in offshore wind innovation as it has the world's largest offshore wind turbine. Also, Scotland hosts the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

In the meantime, New Jersey has established a goal of 3,500MW of offshore wind energy by 2030.

Both of the administrations see eye to eye on sharing experiences and best practises to reverse climate change and increase ambition on climate change and promote business and economic opportunities created by the transition to a low carbon economy.

Also, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy were the ones to sign the agreement on offshore wind project.

Governor Murphy stated

As New Jersey progresses on the path to 100 percent clean energy, we are grateful to partner with Scotland to tackle the issue of climate change head on. Scotland has a world-class offshore wind industry and we are looking forward to learning from them as we establish offshore wind farms in our state.

In addition, Minister Sturgeon has already signed an agreement with the Governor of California, that has resulted to expertise on offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

Concluding, the new role focuses on building connections for Scotland in the renewables sector in North America, identifying commercial opportunities in the supply chain and supporting Scottish companies to compete and win business in this emerging market.