Governor’s Energy Advisory Council Dec. 19, 2023 Meeting
Delaware Department of Agriculture building
2320 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE
9am to 12pm
There are meetings on Dec 15th and 19th. The offshore wind discussion will take place only on Dec. 19th. You may choose to attend only the Dec. 19th meeting. But keep in mind, that the public is allowed to speak only after Council members have voted. The most reasonable way to voice your opinion and have it count is to contact Council members directly prior to the meeting.
Governor’s Energy Advisory Council: Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies Working Group Dec. 7, 2023 Meeting
State St. Commons Training Room
100 W. Water St., Dover, DE.
9am to 12pm
The working group will finalize its recommendations to the Council. It is important that offshore wind be given an integral role in the overall recommendations, and not just a consideration.
Register to Attend Hybrid Meeting Online
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for US Wind’s Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Maryland
Deadline for making online comments is November 20, 11:59 pm.
Recently the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for two US Wind project proposals. This impact statement details what BOEM thinks about the proposals and is an important step ahead of awarding permits.
Go here to say why you think these two US Wind Maryland projects off Delaware’s shores should go forward in the approval process. Although these projects will not directly benefit Delaware they’re for the greater good. They’ll add yet another increment to efforts to minimize world-wide climate change.
So, line up your facts, be sure to use reliable sources, and write your views. Check out some of the Facts in this website to learn more on the talking points you’d like to share. BOEM is keen to hear what we have to say. The intake software allows you to add attachments.
Maryland Offshore Wind Commercial Lease Map
Symposium: Economic & Workforce Benefits of Offshore Wind; co-sponsored by Delaware Nature Society
Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 2023, 6:00-7:30 pm
Delaware Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington
Sam Salustro, Vice President of Strategic Communications, Business Network for Offshore Wind
Aaron Roller, Sr. Project Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Agency
Listening Sessions Set for Input on Ocean and Bay Plan
Let the folks at DNREC doing Delaware’s ocean planning know that you want to an offshore wind project off our coast. BOEM has included two relatively small new lease areas off our coast in its latest “draft wind areas” proposal. They cite scallop fisheries in the area as the problem for the small size of the lease areas. Do the presence of scallop grounds justify BOEM’s decisions? What can DNREC tell us about the marine life in the planning area that would help our thinking about offshore wind turbine placement? Attend a listening session in Dover on July 23rd. DNREC will have about 8 staff members on hand to answer questions and to look up compelling marine life information on the internet (internet data largely courtesy of MARCO).
Listening Session: Ocean and Bay Uses and Resources
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 5:00 pm
Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
3022 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, Delaware
Join a public listening session focused on how we use the ocean and the Delaware Bay.
Offshore Wind and the Viewshed: Discussing Offshore Wind’s Visual Impacts
Tuesday, May 30th, 5:00-6:30 pm
Saint Martha’s Episcopal Church
117 Maplewood St. Bethany Beach
On Tuesday, May 30th, 5:00-6:30 pm, POWER and the Delaware Nature Society will host a symposium titled, “Offshore Wind and the Viewshed: Discussing Offshore Wind’s Visual Impacts.” The event will include presentations by Prof. Jeremy Firestone (U.D.), Prof. David Bidwell (U. of Rhode Island), and Mike Dunmyer (US Wind). Charlie Garlow, of Rehoboth Beach, will be the moderator. Come early or stay late to see a UK wind farm through the virtual reality goggles of Chris Bason (Ørsted).
Delaware Climate Action Rally
May 2, 2023: 11am – 4pm
Come out with DelNature and other organizations at the upcoming Delaware Climate Action Rally. Join us for an afternoon of guest speakers and fun while we show our support for Delaware’s Climate Change Solutions Act.
Offshore Wind Symposia
April 12, 2023
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
- Mike Dunmyer, US Wind Deleware Slide Presentation
- Amber Hewett, National Wildlife Federation Slide Presentation
- Kris Ohleth, Special Initiative for Offshore Wind Slide Presentation