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Offshore Wind Power: Can New Jersey find a place at the table?

September 26, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics

About Dr. Jeremy Firestone

Jeremy Firestone, PhD, JD, is a UD faculty member and Director of its interdisciplinary Center for Carbon-free Power Integration and manages the UD’s Lewes campus wind turbine.  His research focuses on social acceptance, economics, spatial planning, environmental effects, and regulation of offshore wind power. He teaches courses on Climate Change Policy, Renewable Energy Law, Offshore Wind Power, and Ocean/Coastal Law. 

About the Seminar

NJ enacted an offshore renewable energy certificate (OREC) law in 2010. It was thought that the OREC law would usher in a new era for New Jersey, with it enjoying clean, carbon-free renewable offshore wind energy.  Offshore wind development, however, has so far been stalled in New Jersey. This presentation looks beyond past and existing conflicts with elected officials and regulators that has resulted in the OREC law effectively being sidelined to consider research that sheds light on public perceptions and de-conflicting uses with an emphasis on New Jersey, but as enlightened by broader research findings and trends.