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Webinar: Offshore Wind in NJ: Meeting the State's Clean Energy and Economic Goals
Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 4:00
Wednesday, June 16, 2021. 4:00 PM. Webinar: Offshore Wind in NJ: Meeting the State's Clean Energy and Economic Goals. David Hardy Ørsted Offshore North Americal Governor James J. Florio, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor; Josh Kohut, Rutgers University; Kris Ohleth, Executive Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind; Doug O'Malley, Environment New Jersey. Sponsored by NJ Spotlight. Register here.
About this event
With New Jersey's target of delivering 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2035 and its aim of becoming the east coast's wind manufacturing hub, the state is ramping up development activities in this clean energy sector. Among next steps are the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities plan to hold a solicitation for a second offshore wind project and development of the New Jersey Wind Port in Salem County as the nation’s first purpose-built offshore wind marshaling port. While these steps are integral to New Jersey's goal of blunting the most severe impacts of climate change, questions exist regarding offshore wind implementation and impact. Among them: To what extent can offshore wind deployments reduce dependency on carbon-intensive energy sources in the battle against climate change? How will the offshore wind sector drive economic development and jobs creation in the state? What are the visual effects of wind turbines on New Jersey shoreline and will they affect tourism? How to address concerns about the impact of offshore wind installations on the commercial fishing industry?