Right Whales and Offshore Wind: A Case Study Collaboration

Right Whales and Offshore Wind: A Case Study for Collaboration from Clean Energy Group on Vimeo.

CESA’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a webinar on March 1, 2013 that examined the scientific underpinnings of North Atlantic right whale conservation; identified how this challenge might impact offshore wind development; and described the details and impact of recently agreed-upon conservation measures that present a solution. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, a coalition of leading environmental organizations and three offshore wind developers has agreed to a series of voluntary measures that will protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales while helping to expedite responsible offshore wind development in the Mid-Atlantic. The companies and NGOs have drafted a set of protective measures that these developers will voluntarily implement over the next four years in areas designated by the administration as Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas (WEAs), which stretch from New Jersey to Virginia.

Wind Type: Offshore Wind
Author: Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Topic: Environmental Impact
Resource Type: Webinar
File Type: Video
Geographic Focus: New Jersey
Keywords: Animals, Atlantic, Conservation, Endangered, Marine, Right Whale, Whales, Wildlife
Prepared For: Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP)

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