The Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG) is involved in many ongoing efforts related to the environmentally responsible development of offshore wind. The E-TWG has identified six priority topics to address in the 2021-2022 timeframe, including improvement of coordination between states, review and synthesis of data to inform stakeholder groups, State of the Science Workshops, guidance for regional monitoring and research, guidance for pre- and post construction monitoring and research, and technology advancement for mitigation and monitoring. These topics are being addressed by NYSERDA and the E-TWG via multiple mechanisms.
E-TWG Timeline of Current Activities
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