Watch the three-part webinar series What’s Up with Offshore Wind? Current Status – Future Plans – Getting It Done, for a deep dive into the Northeast’s offshore wind industry. All three webinars are available for viewing below.
Co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and New England for Offshore Wind.
Webinar I: Collaboration and Ambition: Where Offshore Wind Stands Now
September 14, 2023, 4-5 pm Eastern Time
Watch the three-part webinar series What’s Up with Offshore Wind? Current Status – Future Plans – Getting It Done, for a deep dive into the Northeast’s offshore wind industry. All three webinars are available for viewing below, along with the Toolkit and Slides from Webinar III.
Webinar II: Opportunities and Obstacles: Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind
November 16, 2023, 4-5 pm Eastern Time
The deployment of offshore wind projects in federal waters off the US East Coast is central to the Northeast states’ near-term climate and energy goals, but reaching those goals cannot come at the expense of people, wildlife, and the environment.
In this second of a three-part webinar series on offshore wind, you will learn about the costs and benefits of offshore wind projects in the development pipeline and how project developers plan to protect people, wildlife, and the environment; and how stakeholders are working to ensure those plans rely on best practices founded in sound science and data, respect marginalized and overburdened communities, and drive economic justice for all.
Laura Morse is Director of Environmental Compliance and Strategy at Invenergy. She worked previously as an Environmental Manager at Ørsted and has more than 25 years of experience as a marine biologist and regulatory specialist.
Carol Oldham is Northeast Director at Oceantic Network (formerly Business Network for Offshore Wind), where she works with members of the offshore wind industry to build a supply chain that will support federal and state-level climate goals.
Barbara Sullivan-Watts is Senior Marine Research Scientist, Emerita, with the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography and has authored or co-authored 46 peer-reviewed publications.
Webinar III and Toolkit: Conflicts and Solutions: Overcoming Offshore Wind Opposition
January 18, 2024, 4-5 pm Eastern Time
Supporting responsible offshore wind development means understanding the best pathway for achieving our climate goals. Continuous and rigorous engagement among stakeholders can raise awareness of the best environmental practices, community needs, and equitable economic opportunities that can come with responsibly developed offshore wind. However, misleading information and intentionally deceptive campaigns about offshore wind make it more difficult to find the right balance of environmentally sound and equitable development with climate imperatives.
In the final installment of this three-part webinar series, you will learn about opposition messaging prevalent in the Northeast offshore wind sector and best practices for setting the record straight about this important clean energy resource.