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LI Labor, Business Leaders Discuss Off Shore Wind Opportunities

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Long Island’s wind farms will create at least 6,800 jobs with annual salaries averaging $100,000. 

That’s according to NYSERDA — New York State Energy Research and Development Authority — the state agency overseeing five offshore wind projects currently in early development. NYSERDA aims to reach 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035 — a goal set to combat the ongoing threats of climate change. 

“Climate change is already here, and it’s happening in every community, every zip code,” said Liz Shuler, president of The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). “We have to transition to a clean energy future. The question is ‘how?’ And I would say the answer is with good, union jobs, and that’s why we are building a labor movement that will meet the…

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