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Offshore wind buildout helps environmental justice with training, jobs and health outcomes for communities left behind, say New Jersey 125 elected officials
Offshore wind has the potential to provide more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW) of electric 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. The sheer size of the resource illustrates the critical contribution that offshore wind can make toward an energy system powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Read more HERE.
“This clean electric energy will help power our homes, cars and businesses while decreasing our greenhouse gas emissions, which will save lives and livelihoods. Offshore wind is a big part of a future balance where humanity works with the natural world instead of abusing it — a future where our children will have the right to a healthy life free of pollution that causes asthma and life threatening chronic ailments — a future free of dirty fossil fuels.”. . read and watch more HERE.
How NY local elected officials can best support the state’s Climate Plan and building electrification – webinar
The webinar was hosted by EOPA with Duncan McNeils, EOPA Programs CoordinatorRecently there has been disinformation about whale deaths on the East Coast with right wing backed organizations falsely accusing offshore wind survey ships of killing them. It’s more likely oil tanks did as 40 percent of the shipping traffic in the areas is from oil industry transportation, wirh less than 2 percent being offshore wind. survey ships Watch 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.
Shayna Steingard of the National Wildlife Federation on offshore wind for New Jersey and the Atlantic coast
Shayna Steingard of the National Wildlife Federation speaks about how equitable offshore wind implementation will help wildlife for New Jersey and America.
Watch the video HERE.
Balvir Singh Burlington County Commissioner, NJ on how offshore wind in NJ will help his inland community
Balvir Singh Burlington County Commissioner, NJ on how offshore wind off the New Jersey coast will help his inland community with better health outcomes and less extreme weather caused by the climate crisis.
Watch the video 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.