Saturday, January 29, 2011

The NJ wind forum that did not blow by you after all

If you're an enviro-maven who took the NJ Chamber of Commerce train to Washington on Thursday, disappointed that NJ Spotlight had picked the same day to host a forum on New Jersey's prospects for offshore wind energy, we've got some good news.  

The forum--The Promise of Offshore Wind-- has been rescheduled for February 17!

At the free event (lunch included), members of Governor Chis Christie's administration will join and key corporate players -- Atlantic Wind Connection, Garden State Offshore Energy and GE Energy -- in exploring issues that proponents say will transform the New Jersey coastline into a source of clean, renewable energy.

Issues to be addressed include:
Will offshore wind lead to lower electric rates and job creation in manufacturing, construction and ancillary services? What will be the impact on the environment and tourism and how can it be kept to a minimum? What does the state need to do to attract offshore wind farms and at what cost? How will the state Economic Development Authority decide who merits tax credits? What are the advantages and drawbacks of establishing a backbone transmission system to wheel power up and down the coast from Maine to Virginia?

For more details, visit our Enviro-Events Calendar. While you're there, sign up for free updates. You can choose whether you want to receive them by email or in your reader.

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