Atlantic Offshore Wind Environmental Research Recommendations Database
The Regional Synthesis Workgroup of the E-TWG has developed a database or research needs and data gaps that compiles and synthesizes existing efforts so that researchers and funders can easily access, sort, and further prioritize topics. Learn more.
Recordings of all 2022 State of the Science Workshop Sessions Now Available
The final session of the 2022 State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy was held virtually on September 21st. Following the final session, all session recordings, including those from the in-person meeting in July are publicly available on the E-TWG website. Learn more.
South Fork Wind and Environmental Organizations Sign Agreement to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
South Fork Wind, a joint venture of Ørsted and Eversource, announced it has signed an agreement with leading environmental organizations to further enhance measures designed to protect the North Atlantic right whale during construction and operations of the offshore wind farm. Learn More.
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The New York State Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG) is a team of stakeholders that provides advice on how to advance offshore wind energy development in environmentally responsible ways.
What is the Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG)?
The E-TWG is an independent advisory body to the State of New York with a regional focus on offshore wind and wildlife issues in the eastern U.S. It is comprised of offshore wind developers and science-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs), as well as state and federal wildlife regulatory agencies.
The E-TWG helps promote environmentally responsible advancement of offshore wind development through (1) regional collaboration and (2) advice and guidance to New York State.
Improve our understanding of, and ability to manage for, potential effects of offshore wind energy development on wildlife.
Develop transparent, collaborative processes for identifying and addressing priority issues relating to wildlife monitoring and mitigation.
Reduce permitting risk and uncertainty for developers by improving clarity in expectations and processes for wildlife monitoring and mitigation.
Who We Are
The E-TWG is led by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and includes offshore wind developers with active leases between Massachusetts and North Carolina; science-based environmental NGOs with expertise on offshore wind energy issues; state agency representatives from Massachusetts to Virginia; and federal agencies with offshore wind and wildlife jurisdiction. Learn more
The Charter describes the mission, objectives, and tasks proposed for the Environmental Technical Working Group. Learn more
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