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Labor, Business and Environmentalists Hold News

Conference Ahead of NYSERDA Public Information

Meetings on Offshore Wind Power for New York State 

As NYSERDA Looks to Complete Offshore Wind Master Plan

to Help Meet Gov. Cuomo’s Renewable Energy Goal,

Broad Coalition Comes Together to Voice Support


WHAT:        News Conference to Support Offshore Wind for New York


WHEN:        Monday, August 14 – 5:15 pm


WHERE:      Queens Public Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Rockaway Beach, NY



  • Hakim Evans, Rockaway resident and Alliance for Climate Education Fellow
  • Jim Slevin, Local 1-2 President, Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO
  • Shay O’Reilly, New York City Organizer, Sierra Club
  • Joe Martens, Director New York Offshore Wind Alliance
  • Catherine Bowes, Senior Manager Climate and Energy, National Wildlife Federation
  • Ross Gould, Energy Sector Program Manager, Workforce Development Institute
  • Kim Fraczek, Director, Sane Energy Project
  • John Cush, Local 361, Ironworkers


WHY:    The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

is holding a series of public information meetings – three next week in New York City and three last month on Long Island.


Governor Cuomo has called for 50 percent of New York’s power generated by renewable energy sources by 2030 and offshore wind will have to be a major component if that objective is to be met. New York has a chance – if addressed in a comprehensive and timely way – to be a national leader on offshore wind, and attract the new industries and jobs that will be created.


The broad, diverse coalition of New York leaders coming together on Monday for the news conference and the first New York City NYSERDA Public Information Meeting (6pm Monday at the Queens Public Library) are working collectively to support the development of significant offshore wind for New York.  Offshore wind is a clean, reliable energy resource that will ensure electricity needs are met and improve public health and the quality of life across downstate New York.


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Steven A. Greenberg

Greenberg Public Relations

(518) 469-9858

Twitter: @GreenbergPR