Future of Offshore Wind in the U.S.

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Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

The offshore wind industry is poised to grow from a single wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island to several large wind projects between Massachusetts and Virginia over the next five years as states incentivize renewable energy from offshore wind farms and the Trump administration expedites offshore wind farm permitting. European developers such as Orsted, Iberdrola (Avangrid), and Equinor are joining U.S. developer Deepwater Wind as the major players in a brand new renewable energy industry.

Join our live webinar as our panel of experts discuss the opportunities and challenges facing offshore wind development in the U.S.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand what the future holds for offshore wind in the U.S.
  • Know how developers will navigate the Trump administration’s expedited regulatory process
  • Learn what states are doing to spur offshore wind development and how companies will develop an entirely new supply chain

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Executives, developers, business leaders, and legal professionals with interest in environment and renewable energy.

Presenters

Bobby Magill
  • Energy Reporter
  • Bloomberg Environment

Bobby Magill is an energy reporter for Bloomberg Environment. He previously covered energy and climate change for Climate Central in New York City and worked as an environment and natural resources reporter for newspapers in Colorado and New Mexico. He is president of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Liz Burdock
  • Executive Director
  • Business Network for Offshore Wind

Liz Burdock is the CEO & President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to building the U.S. offshore wind supply chain. Ms. Burdock has extensive experience running public/private partnerships.Prior to joining the Network, she managed Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, a White House initiative, and the Chesapeake Crescent, a regional initiative aimed at growing a green economy in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her career is focused on convening and coordinating diverse stakeholders, including businesses, academics, government agencies, policy makers, community leaders, workforce organizations and strategic investors to develop sound solutions that facilitate the implementation of clean energy in the US.Ms. Burdock earned her B.S. in Sociology from Frostburg State University and is earning her master’s degree in community planning from the University of Maryland. She is also a 2015 graduate of Leadership Maryland.

Greg Cunningham
  • Director of the Clean Energy and Climate Change Program
  • Conservation Law Foundation

Greg Cunningham is a Vice President and Director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. In this role, Greg manages a team of attorneys active on a host of energy and climate-related matters in all of the New England states and nationally. His work at CLF has included representing CLF in the NEPOOL stakeholders’ process at ISO-New England, litigating numerous cases before state utilities commissions, and matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Cunningham received his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Law School, A Masters in Studies of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and his undergraduate degree from Colby College.

Jim Bennett
  • Chief of the Office of Renewable Energy Programs
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Jim Bennett is the Program Manager for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Renewable Energy Program. With nearly 40 years of experience in the environmental and energy sectors, Jim oversees the responsible development of renewable energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf through conscientious planning, stakeholder engagement, comprehensive environmental analysis, and sound technical review.

Previously, Jim led BOEM’s Division of Environmental Assessment, overseeing the Bureaus compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental laws focusing on Federal OCS programs, including oil and gas, sand and gravel, and renewable energy. His experience encompasses events such as the Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon oil spills, the Cape Wind energy project, and offshore renewable energy activities particularly in the promising waters of the Atlantic.

He is a graduate of the Department's Manager Development Program and has earned two Master’s degrees -- one in Environmental Planning and the other in Computer Systems Management.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.5 General COA, 1.5 CLE
Level:
Any
Production Date:
11/19/2018