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Atlantic City benefits far exceed any negatives of offshore wind for NJ, Video statement by Atlantic City County Commissioner Caren Fitzpatrick
“Offshore wind is happening and will transform our economy. Atlantic City is at ground zero with flooding happening at every high tide. We will have the first offshore wind farm off of our city..” . . .Here more here.
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.
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.
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 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.