Energy and Environment Affairs Hosts Nantucket Meeting on Offshore Renewable Energy Development on Thursday
WHAT: Officials of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) will host a meeting on Nantucket to discuss offshore renewable energy on Thursday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Request for Interest (RFI) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts. The RFI, issued on December 29, 2010, is the first step in the multi-year federal leasing process for offshore wind energy development in approximately 3,000 square miles of federal waters off the Massachusetts coast. The purpose of this meeting is to provide Nantucket residents an opportunity to comment
on the federal leasing process. At the request of the Patrick-Murray Administration, members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and Massachusetts fishermen, BOEMRE extended the RFI public comment period until April 18.
WHO: EEA Assistant Secretary for Federal Affairs Bill White
EEA Coastal Zone Management Ocean Planning Manager John Weber
WHEN/: Thursday April 7, 2011 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission
2 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket