E-TWG Activities

E-TWG Products

See the E-TWG meeting archive and State of the Science Workshop pages for additional products.

E-TWG Annual Bulletin 2020

E-TWG updates and highlights from 2019-2020. Includes updates on E-TWG membership, and the 2020 State of the Science Workshop, as well as fisheries-related offshore wind initiatives. Download here

E-TWG Memo to the Public Service Commission

This letter was submitted by the E-TWG as public comment to the New York Public Service Commission and New York Energy Research and Development Authority on April 17 2020. The letter reflects E-TWG support for the inclusion of recommendations developed by BMP Specialist Committee into future New York offshore wind procurements to benefit both wildlife conservation and the offshore wind industryDownload here

E-TWG Communications and Outreach Plan

This document outlines the outreach and communications strategy to support stakeholder engagement in the E-TWG, covering channels of communication, communication topics, and the audiences they are intended to inform. Download here

E-TWG Charter

The charter defines the E-TWG mission and scope, organizational structure, and guiding principles. It is a living document and may be updated periodically as deemed necessary by E-TWG members. Download here

 

E-TWG Presentations

Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts, August 2019 - download PDF

Business Network for Offshore Wind's International Partnering Forum (IPF), April 2019 - download PDF

NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting workshop on offshore wind energy and wildlife, November 2018 - download PDF

AWEA Offshore Windpower Conference, October 2018 - download PDF

Stakeholder Interviews

Twenty-four informal interviews were conducted with stakeholders in October-December 2017 to obtain feedback on the development of this environmental working group, and specifically on development of best management practices (BMPs). Interviews included representatives from state and federal agencies, developers, environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and environmental consulting firms. Click here for a summary of those discussions.

 

List of Acronyms

Definitions of commonly used acronyms across E-TWG materials. Download here

Photo credits: Dogfish shark © Boris Pamikov - shutterstock

The Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG) is a New York State outreach and collaboration effort with environmental stakeholders and offshore wind energy developers.

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