Building the Alternative Energy Economy

Idea Category: Climate Change, Infrastructure

NewDEAL Leader New Bedford, MA Mayor Jon Mitchell welcomed new state plans to build offshore wind facilities in his city, harnessing the area's commercial port and high winds to provide 1600 megawatts of electricity by 2027. Mayor Mitchell has been working for years to make New Bedford the most attractive candidate to be America's offshore wind capital, from infrastructure projects to prep the port to education and workforce training programs to prep talent ready to work in alternative energy. Read the Well News' write-up on this major investment in wind energy and in New Bedford's economy.

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