For Immediate Release

January 2, 2018

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Bob Bellafiore, 518.928.8471,
Steven Greenberg, 

Statement from Joseph Martens, Executive Director, New York Offshore Wind Alliance, Former DEC Commissioner, in Support of Governor Cuomo’s Offshore Wind Proposal

ALBANY, NY – “Governor Cuomo clearly demonstrated that he is going to walk the walk, not just talk the talk when it comes to renewable energy, generally, and offshore wind specifically.

“His proposal today hits the trifecta: a commitment to procure at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind over the next two years, a $15 million investment in clean energy workforce training and development including offshore wind, and identification of the most promising public and private offshore wind port infrastructure investments.

“These initiatives are bold, smart, and will help ensure that New York becomes the hub of this new United States clean energy industry.”

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About the New York Offshore Wind AllianceThe New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA) is a diverse coalition of organizations with a shared interest in promoting the responsible development of offshore wind power for New York.  A project of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY), NYOWA has a particular focus on Governor Cuomo's goal of creating 2,400 MW of offshore wind power by 2030.

Members of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance