The Future of Offshore Wind Power in New England

Amber Hewett is the National Wildlife Federation’s Campaigns Director for Offshore Wind Energy and the newly appointed co-chair of the Mass. Offshore Wind Committee. Join MetroWest Climate Solutions for a discussion with Hewett on the future of offshore wind for New England on April 28 at 7 p.m. To register, click here.

Hewlett’s presentation will discuss:

  • Legislative developments for offshore wind in Massachusetts and surrounding states;
  • New hope for Vineyard Wind in Nantucket Sound: fewer turbines, a new configuration, and the project’s possibilities for approval at the Board of Ocean Energy Management;
  • Offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine including the latest updates on projected developments;
  • Why all of us who live in New England should support offshore wind as one of the main ways to decarbonize our region and economy.

The Zoom-based presentation will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell of First Parish Church in Weston. Barz-Snell has been active in a variety of interfaith environmental and lobbying initiatives on the state and federal level.

Amber Hewett was raised in Newburyport. Her passion for sailing and her intrinsic love of the sea drive her to help realize effective climate policy that protects and celebrates our natural resources. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Earth Systems. After earning her degrees, she moved to Washington, D.C. to begin her career with the National Wildlife Federation, where she has been working as a clean energy advocate for 8 years.

MetroWest Climate Solutions is a growing partnership between First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, and other communities and individuals. Our mission is to share strategies for moving towards a low- and no-carbon-based society and economy and to suggest activities that enable individuals to help bring about solutions. For more information, visit: www.metrowestclimatesolutions.org.

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