By Bob Katzen
Governor Charlie Baker will be the keynote speaker at “The Future of Offshore Wind,” a discussion about opportunities in the state’s offshore wind future. The event is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at facilities at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 10 Winter Place in Boston from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the State House News Forum, a division of the iconic State House News Service in partnership with the Environmental League of Massachusetts.
Moderated by Jon Chesto of the Boston Globe, the forum will feature panel discussions including one titled “The Opportunity” that will focus on six ocean leases off the Massachusetts coast where advocates say there is enough wind to power half our state or a quarter of New England. Vineyard Wind, Orsted, Mayflower Wind and Equinor are the four companies that have secured these leases. You will hear why these companies fought hard for the leasing rights, how they hope to build out their areas and their views on the challenges and opportunities ahead.”
“Offshore wind has reached a major inflection point as a source of renewable energy,” said George Donnelly, who runs the State House News Forum and is working with the Environment League of Massachusetts on the event. “A lot is at stake this year and the interest in the event is extremely high. We’re thrilled to have the governor and so many leaders in the offshore wind industry on stage and in attendance.”
Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-offshore-wind-tickets-55874320597