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Atlantic City benefits far exceed any negatives of offshore wind for NJ,  Op-ed by Atlantic City County Commissioner Caren Fitzpatrick

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Sustainability is key for our environmentOp-ed by Dr. John Polimeni, Schenectady New York Councilmember, Professor Ecological Economics

“Sustainable energy is a form of energy that meets our demand for energy without the danger of getting expired or depleted and can be used repeatedly. Then when we take into consideration that with sustainable energy, we also do not need to worry about the environmental degradation that occurs from greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable energy becomes that much more attractive.

“One of the more important sources of sustainable energy is wind power.” . . .More

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An Act Driving Offshore Wind and Clean Energy will ensure MA meets its clean energy goal,  Op-ed by Cobi Frongillo, Franklin Town Councilmember 

An Act Driving Offshore Wind and Clean Energy is a major step toward reaching the Commonwealth’s goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and achieving energy security. It does so through nation-leading industry support of local energy generation, like offshore wind, that will put our residents to work, spur innovation, and capture national investments into our local economy. The law also makes significant progress toward modernizing our electric grid, investing in clean transportation, and promoting building decarbonization.” . .  More

Elected officials from NY, NJ and MA urge offshore wind development to fight the climate crisis and stabilize energy prices

Offshore wind has the potential to provide more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW) of energy in the United States — two times the present generation of the entire U.S. electric grid, according to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimate.

“Offshore wind has the potential to be the biggest lever that we can pull to reduce our emissions, address the climate crisis, meet our energy needs, and grow our economy simultaneously. It’s poised to become a $1 trillion industry by 2040, creating thousands of good-paying jobs, providing clean renewable energy, and spurring economic growth, Elected Officials to Protect America fully supports the responsible buildout of offshore wind for America and sees it as a key component to solving the climate crisis,“ said Dominic Frongillo, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Elected Officials to Protect America . . . read more HERE.

Elected officials applaud federal $5 billion funding for electric school buses as Vice President Harris announces first grant recipients 

Batteries from electric school buses can also store clean energy to be fed into the grid

The Biden administration and Congress acted for our school children when they passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean School Bus Program is providing five billion dollars over five years to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission models. Now school districts across the country are transitioning to clean, electric school buses.   Read more HERE.

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From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.

CA Local elected officials call for windfall Tax on companies that overcharge for gas

Eduardo Martinez, vice mayor of the city of Richmond, home to a Chevron refinery, supports a windfall tax and a drilling tax.

“It’s apparent that this situation is the consequence of the five big oil refiners in California who make 97 percent of the gasoline – controlling the supply to artificially drive up prices,” Martinez said. “A windfall profits tax solution that takes excessive profits out of the hands of oil corporations and puts money back into the hands of consumers surely deserves a special session.”

For the radio report go HERE.

Elected Officials to Protect America and Tribal officials praise IRA, call for Climate Emergency Declaration

“Devin Murphy, mayor pro-tem of the City of Pinole, north of San Francisco, said Democratic leaders promised to support the proposal in exchange for Manchin’s vote on the Inflation Reduction Act..

“The deal that Sen. Manchin made would undo many of the new gains that this legislature just enacted,” Murphy asserted. “It really turns back the clock, and we can’t afford that here in California.”

For the radio report go HERE. 

Elected Officials seek more offshore wind farms to combat climate crisis and grow economy

Mary Lupin, vice president of the Rochester City Council, feels it would be a match for Western NY

“Industry has left. We used to be a huge manufacturing city, and we still have many of the bones of factories and industrial areas that could be built back up to support this industry,” Lupin contended.

In addition to new jobs, it would make wind turbine parts more easily accessible to the city.

 For the radio report go here.

To listen to May’s statement on offshore wind energy for Rochester, New York click HERE

Explore podcasts with elected officials, community leaders, concerned citizens and powerful youth voices from across the country who are actively combating the climate crisis.

Explore podcasts from the City Climate Corner as they explore how small and mid-sized cities are tackling climate change and moving toward an equitable and sustainable future.

Share their ideas and innovations with others.

Co-hosted by Abby Finis and Larry Kraft.

For City Climate Corner podcasts click HERE.

Explore podcasts from the Listening Project on the environmental fight in the refinery port city of Richmond, CA. From Chevron refinery’s toxic pollutants and the cleaning up of hazardous materials and from the former Zeneca site to the fight over the Point Molate shoreline, environmental concerns have shaped politics and conversations in Richmond for decades. These podcasts explore the issue.

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