MA needs the Transportation Climate Initiative yearly funding for our health, justice and jobs, oped by Councilmember Emily Norton, (MA)
. . . I’m hopeful, because Governor Murphy committed to increase the state’s offshore wind capacity to 7,500 MW by 2035 to meet his mandate to generate half our electricity from renewable sources. He’s made development of offshore-wind farms a top priority. That’s exciting, especially since we have the country’s largest permitted project moving forward just 16 miles off Atlantic City. Ocean Wind will produce 1,100-megawatts when operational and spur thousands of highly skilled jobs. It will reduce carbon emissions by 2.2 million tons annually—the equivalent of taking 400,000 cars off the road—and provide a reliable and scalable source of energy, immune to supply shortages and price shocks. . More
Over 100 lawmakers, some who are military veterans, say climate crisis is clear and present danger and support a Presidential Climate Emergency Declaration
At White House Summit clean energy plans to stop climate change discussion were discussed
Elected Officials to Protect America, a non-profit of elected officials from across America determined to hep mitigate the climate crisis, held a virtual press conference on September 14th, before their White House Summit, to highlight the climate emergency, why it is a national security threat and to offer climate policy solutions with veterans who are elected officials, and veterans who are deploying American-made clean energy. ... read more HERE.
Over 100 New Jersey elected officials call on more lawmakers to join them in the support of offshore wind development
Climate change is real, just ask anyone who lives on the coast. Coastal erosion is a constant threat. Hurricanes devastate the region. Without immediate action, much of New Jersey’s current coastline will be lost under a projected 8 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century, along with the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands. The mental anguish would be horrifying. The financial losses of up to $180 billion, or the equivalent of three Superstorm Sandys, would be catastrophic.
Responsible offshore wind development can mitigate this human and economic catastrophe while generating new opportunities for growth. It has the potential to meet 90 percent of total U.S. energy demand by 2050. For New Jersey, the average wind farm being considered is projected to create 4,300 skilled, well-paying jobs and add $702 million to the economy.
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The climate crisis is a National Security Threat that we need to recognize, say veterans who are elected officials
Elected Officials to Protect America, a non-profit of elected officials from across America determined to hep mitigate the climate crisis, held a virtual press conference on September 14th, before their White House Summit, to highlight the climate emergency, why it is a national security threat and to offer climate policy solutions with veterans who are elected officials, and veterans who are deploying American-made clean energy. To hear their stories watch the video here.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz says CA is in a “Code Red” and calls on Gov. Newsom to declare a Climate Emergency
During Climate Week, Elected Officials to Protect America – California , a consortium of elected officials from across CA who seek a 100 percent clean energy economy, held a press conference to ask Gov. Newsom publicly to declare a climate emergency. If the governor does he would be following the scientific recommendations of the authors in the stunning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The EOPA CA action was inspired by Councilmember Koretz and called: Code Red California. To watch the video please click here.