Virginia Organizes Stellar Wind Panel at Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference in DC
The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club put together a stellar panel of some of the nation’s leading experts on offshore wind. The panel was convened as part of the BlueGreen Alliance‘s annual Good Jobs Green Jobs conference Feb. 7-10 in Washington, DC.
Moderated by Ivy Main, the Virginia Chapter’s Renewable Energy Chair, the panel included the following experts:
Michael Peck, Board Member, Apollo Alliance and Special Advisor to the BlueGreen Alliance
Stewart Acuff, Chief of Staff to the President, Utility Workers Union of America (AFL-CIO)
Willett Kempton, Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware
Peter Mandelstam, Founder and President, Bluewater Wind
Jim Lanard, President, Offshore Wind Development Corporation
Robert Mitchell, CEO, Trans-elect and Acting CEO of Atlantic Wind Connection
From the BlueGreen Alliance website:
The BlueGreen Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.
Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, United Auto Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The Blue Green Alliance unites more than 14 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy.
More information from the conference will be posted soon.