Updated: Jan 21, 2020
On November 7, 2019, Karp Strategies’ Cheryl Lim attended The Waterfront Alliance and The General Contractors Association of New York’s event ‘Offshore Wind on New York State’s Horizon: A Discussion on Maximizing Potential and Addressing Barriers.’ Panelists included Liz Burdock, CEO and President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind; Boone Davis, President and CEO for Atlantic Offshore Terminals; Joe Martens, Director, New York Offshore Wind Alliance; and Michael Stamatis, President and CEO for Red Hook Terminals.
The event educated the audience about the importance of offshore wind development in North America. To date, there is only one offshore wind farm currently in operation in the United States - the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. In January of 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to quadruple New York State’s offshore wind target from the current 2.4 GW to 9 GW by 2035, putting New York State at the forefront of developing clean energy on the East Coast.