Offshore wind forum in Little Compton set for Monday

Event was moved to Wilbur School to accommodate more people


LITTLE COMPTON — Rep. Michelle McGaw (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) and the Rhode Island State Committee of the New England for Offshore Wind Coalition will host an educational event on offshore wind on Monday, March 20, in Little Compton.

The event, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Wilbur School gymnasium, 28 Commons St., will cover various topics around offshore wine, including the climate crisis, emissions reductions, economic benefits and wildlife protections. 

Please note: The event was originally set to take place at the Little Compton Community Center a few doors down, but was moved to Wilbur School in order to accommodate more members of the public.

The event is free, but space is limited. It's recommended that you pre-register here.

The forum will provide the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, including fisherman, scientists, wildlife advocates, and professors who will share their knowledge and insights on offshore wind.

“Offshore wind is one of Rhode Island’s greatest opportunities to contribute and benefit from renewable energy for a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said McGaw. “Rhode Islanders must have complete, scientifically accurate information about how offshore wind works. Our goal is to have experts present the facts, dispel common misconceptions, and answer questions about what offshore wind projects mean for Rhode Island.” 

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