New OREC Website!
As you may have noticed, the OREC website has gotten a facelift! We’ve updated the content so that emerging developments are easily viewed on the front page of the site and created a Press Room to house our Press Releases, newsletter and press clippings. We’re happy to add OREC members to our Press Clippings list, so please inform us if there’s a news story about your company. In addition, you can receive email updates to our website by entering your email in the box in the upper right hand of the site.
To make our positions more accessible, we’ve uploaded OREC’s testimony, regulatory filings and policy papers under the Policy Positions menu bar. Over the past three and a half years, we’ve filed hundreds of pages of comments on FERC and MMS proposals, and also given testimony to Congress. Because of our comprehensive filings, which are the result of substantial membership input and despite our short existence, OREC is regarded as a well-informed and knowledgeable advocate for the marine renewables industry, both in the United States and overseas.
With the new administration’s focus on technology and social media, we’ve incorporated those tools to promote our message. OREC has created a Community site and Facebook group open to members and others with an interest in marine renewables. Participants can use either forum to engage in dialogue about marine renewables, learn about new technologies and build relationships with others who are interested in the marine renewables industry. We publicize updates to our website to Twitter (you can follow us @OREC) to build interest in our organization. Just as marine renewables are very much a cutting edge 21st century technology, we at OREC aspire to be a 21st century trade assocation, leveraging technology to serve our members effectively and efficiently.
We hope to start a podcast series with members and welcome articles from our member organizations. If you are interested in being interviewed or contributing a piece for our website, contact Sean O’Neill or Carolyn Elefant at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.