Friday, April 24, 2020
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, labor, environment, and community organizations have come together and are launched a new coalition called Wind Works Long Island, whose mission is to focus on educating Long Islanders about the wide-ranging benefits of offshore wind energy.
Wind Works Long Island believes that public understanding and engagement in our energy transition away from fossil fuels is critical to meeting New York's climate change goals. Long Island is poised to play a central role in the development of offshore wind (OSW) power in New York. Last year, Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which commits NY to an unprecedented goal of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind generating capacity by 2035, and at least three major OSW projects are to be sited off Long Island shores.