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St. James Episcopal Church

76 Federal Street

New London, CT 06320

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Deepwater Wind developed the first 30 MW of offshore wind in the U.S. at Block Island in 2016. Now states across the region -- from Maryland to Massachusetts -- are racing to grab a share of the wind energy from permitted areas in federal waters along the eastern seaboard. Together they have committed to developing more than 8,000 MW over the next 10-15 years.

CT has awarded an initial contract for 200 MW of offshore wind to Deepwater Wind, and New London's harbor is poised to become a hub of economic activity for this emerging regional industry.

This panel will discuss the collective need to address climate change, including the anticipated sea level rise in coastal towns, as well as the economic and jobs benefit of the Deepwater Wind project for Southeastern CT, especially the City of New London. To discuss the variety of impacts that this project will have, as well as the moral imperative to implement it, you will hear from the following experts:

  • Chris Bachant, CT Carpenter's Union

  • Assistant Research Professor Jamie Vaudry, Dept of Marine Sciences, UCONN

  • Felix Reyes, Director of the Office of Planning & Development, City of New London

  • Rev. Ranjit Mathews, St. James Episcopal Church.

Our forum will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm; light refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm. This event is FREE, but RSVP's are required. All are welcome!

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