Join the League of Women Voters for the three-part webinar series ‘What’s Up with Offshore Wind? Current Status – Future Plans – Getting It Done,’ as we take a deep dive into the Northeast’s offshore wind industry. Each session has a separate Zoom registration. Sign up for one, two, or all three! Each webinar will feature guest speakers who are experts in their respective topics. Webinars will be recorded and posted for later viewing.
Thursday, September 14 from 4-5pm
The global scientific community has issued a dire warning about the urgent effects of climate change and the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half in the next six years. States have increased their ambition on climate change by setting aggressive renewable energy targets, and they are turning to offshore wind as a stable and cost-effective solution to meet them. At the same time, policy makers, environmentalists, and communities are working together to make sure our offshore wind resources are developed responsibly and in a timely manner. However, project development hurdles and opposition campaigns threaten our critical clean energy progress.
In this first of a three-part webinar series on offshore wind, you will learn about the status of offshore wind projects in the Northeast, the red flags of misinformation and disinformation about offshore wind development, and the small actions you can take that can have a big impact on offshore wind’s success.
Thursday, November 16 from 4-5pm
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.
Thursday, January 18 from 4-5pm
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. You will leave with access to a practical messaging guide and social media tool kit to help you identify and counter deceptive messaging practices.
Co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and New England for Offshore Wind.