Offshore Wind Can Boost Communities

By Joe Martens 

Governor Cuomo has taken aggressive steps to keep New York on track to meet its clean energy goal of 50% renewable electric generation by 2030. He recently re-affirmed his commitment to offshore wind at a press event with former Vice President Al Gore — a doubling down that we vociferously applauded

But clean energy leadership must extend beyond the state. Follow this link to an excellent article in the Gotham Gazette by Elizabeth Yeampierre and Angela Adrar in which they outline what New York City can do to promote offshore wind energy and achieve an “immediate and just transition toward a regenerative economy.”  

Elizabeth Yeampierre is Executive Director of UPROSE  an environmental justice community-based organization in Sunset Park. She was the first Latina Chair of the US EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and currently serves on Mayor de Blasio’s Sustainability Advisory Board. UPROSE is a member of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance. A full list of NYOWA members can be found here.

 Andrea Adrar currently serves as the Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance  a 55+ member coalition of urban and rural frontline communities and organizations in the climate change movement. She has served as a leading member of local and international groups dedicated to food and environmental justice.