The Local Policy of Vineyard Wind

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sever Hall 113
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Vineyard Wind is the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project. Once completed, the project will consist of 62 wind turbines to generate 806 Megawatts, enough to power more than 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts, save ratepayers $1.4 billion over the first 20 years of operation, and will reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tons per year, the equivalent of taking 325,000 cars off the road annually. The project is also predicted to create roughly 500 family-sustaining union jobs. Join us for a moderated discussion between Jon Mitchell, Mayor of New Bedford, MA and Representative Jeffrey N. Roy, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy for the Norfolk district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Mayor Mitchell and Representative Roy both played a part in getting the Vineyard Wind Project up and running. Come learn about the important role that local policymakers play in the renewable energy transition.
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