The relationship between community investment and clean energy solutions: Why one cannot exist without the other
As Community Offshore Wind develops offshore wind in the New York Bight, we will grow local economies, create jobs, and lift up the communities in the Northeast. While we believe that the clean energy infrastructure we are building will bring tangible benefits to the people that live and work in the Northeast, to some, this signifies newness or disruption. It can also be challenging for community members to hear that we are building clean energy projects now that are going to deliver clean energy in 2030, years away.
This is why community investment is so important. We need to engage with the people that live in the towns where we are making clean energy investments, listening to their interests and concerns to inform our project development, and improving their neighborhoods beyond bringing clean energy.
Community Offshore Wind was named for its dedication to communities and since its inception, we have already made an impact throughout the Northeast, but we are just getting started. Here we will talk about the importance of community investment, how we ensure all stakeholder groups are heard, and what we are doing to better neighborhoods in the Northeast.