Monthly Chapter Meeting—2/13/2024 – Offshore wind and climate legislative updates

Posted on Feb 3, 2024 | Monthly Chapter Meetings

At noon, we welcomed Kelt Wilska, Offshore Wind Director at the Environmental League of Massachusetts and his colleague Francis Eanes, Executive Director of Maine Labor Climate Council,

Kelt Wilska and Francis Eanes

Offshore wind is the single biggest lever we can pull to fight the climate crisis and ensure that our planet is habitable for our children and grandchildren. It can also create thousands of good-paying union jobs and bring robust economic benefits to coastal and inland communities that have been left behind.

The New England for Offshore Wind coalition and League of Women Voters of Massachusetts cohosted a three-part webinar series to help attendees learn about the value of critical East Coast offshore wind projects to our climate goals and what is threatening their timely deployment.

We followed this discussion with a debrief of our successful Lobby Day Jan. 24, when 29 ECA members visited over 20 legislative offices in the Statehouse! We had meetings with our Senators and Representatives about the proposed bills we want favorably reported out of the TUE and ENR Joint Committees. With our Legislative and Leadership Teams we considered our follow up on this with some possible 2024 strategic initiatives.

The slides from Kelt Wilska’s presentation are here. The video of the chapter meeting is here.

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