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Monday, May 8

10:45am EDT

How to Get to 80X50 – Understanding N.J.’s Aggressive Mitigation Commitments
Meeting the goal of reducing carbon dioxide equivalent emissions to 80% below their 2006 levels by 2050 is an important, yet difficult accomplishment. From setting aggressive clean energy commitments to enhancing support for solar and offshore wind, creating unprecedented cross-jurisdictional cooperation, and centering the state’s most vulnerable communities, New Jersey is taking bold action to address climate change. This panel will explore the state’s recent mitigation commitments, policies, and investments and how these can be a model for the rest of the country.

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Sean D. Moriarty

Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Sean Moriarty serves as deputy commissioner for legal, regulatory and legislative affairs to Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Sean leads DEP’s internal legal team and serves as its general counsel on all matters of regulatory... Read More →
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David Pringle

Principal Consultant, Clean Water Action
David Pringle is a veteran public interest advocate, campaign strategist and community organizer. Serving over 20 years as its N.J. campaign director and for the past five years as a consultant, he’s been in the forefront with Clean Water Action helping win precedent-setting environmental... Read More →
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Marcus Sibley

Environmental & Climate Justice Committee Chair, NAACP N.J. State Conference
Marcus Sibley, MSW is an environmental and social justice activist with a deep and profound commitment to equity, progress, and accessibility to clean water, clean air, and clean and safe community spaces. The Newark, New Jersey native began as a family therapist, following receiving... Read More →
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Daniel Sieger

Head of Development, Community Offshore Wind
Daniel is Community Offshore Wind’s head of development. He leads the development work stream overseeing permitting, marine affairs, and stakeholder relations.  Daniel is currently a project development director with RWE Offshore America, where he is responsible for overseeing... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Room 115 (1st Floor)

2:00pm EDT

Offshore Wind: Sustainability, Nature, and Ecology
The ocean can be a crowded place. A home for marine mammals, fish, and shellfish, as well as human infrastructure—our oceans are a key to our future and the future of the planet. The environmental impacts of offshore wind farms on habitats, aquatic life, and birds has been a subject of research and analysis focused on determining the role of offshore wind in ocean systems and wildlife. This panel reviews the potential impacts to animal life and ecology, current environmental research, biodiversity metrics, and opportunities to mitigate impacts.

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Anthony Dvarskas

Regional Biodiversity Lead, Offshore, Orsted
Anthony Dvarskas leads Orsted’s strategy for implementing its commitment to a net-positive impact on biodiversity for all offshore North American projects commissioned from 2030. He joined Orsted from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, where he assisted... Read More →
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Kris Ohleth

Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
Kris Ohleth has worked in the offshore wind sector for over 20 years, since the days of the industry’s inception in the United States, and is a true expert in the field. Holding senior positions with offshore wind developers, NGOs, and state agencies, she has gained critical insights... Read More →
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Joy Reidenberg

Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joy S. Reidenberg, Ph.D. is a comparative anatomist, specializing in cetacean anatomy.  She is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.  She graduated Cornell University (B.A. 1983) and Mount Sinai’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (M.Phil. 1986... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room 115 (1st Floor)

3:05pm EDT

Offshore Wind’s Other Workforce Gap: Filling Roles in Today’s Planning and Development Phases
Much of the offshore wind workforce development effort has been focused on high-volume roles in construction and technicians. Yet it is clear gaps have emerged in permitting, planning, and engineering. This session considers questions such as: What are the pre-construction gaps in employment affecting both government and industry? What is the role of colleges and how can college programs better prepare white collar graduates for the offshore wind industry? How do you create a bridge between training programs and hiring?

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Angele Doyne

Managing Partner, The Ampersand Group
Angelé Doyne is a strategist, innovator, and cultivator of multi-stakeholder ecosystems that intersect business, education, social equity, and public service to advance positive outcomes for diverse communities.  As managing partner of the Ampersand Group, she leads initiatives... Read More →
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Terence Kelly

Head of External Affairs, Atlantic Shores Wind
Terence Kelly is head of external affairs at Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC, a 50:50 joint venture partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF-RE Offshore Development, LLC (a subsidiary of EDF Renewables North America). Terence joined Atlantic Shores in 2022 after serving... Read More →
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Ian Straughter

Principal, Karp Strategies
Ian brings over a decade of experience in workforce and community development, project management, stakeholder engagement, and partnership creation to his role as principal at Karp Strategies. During his time at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Ian cultivated... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 3:05pm - 3:55pm EDT
Room 115 (1st Floor)
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