UPDATE: Touring America's first offshore wind farm

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Author: Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

(413) 256-6434

On staff: 2001-2003; 2005-present
B.S., Tufts University

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Community Action Works. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.

Yesterday, I drove to Rhode Island to tour the nation's first offshore wind farm! 

It was so great to meet lawmakers from New Hampshire and Maine who are learning about the potential to create clean energy by harnessing offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine, the professionals who will do the work to bring this clean energy resource to our shores, and the advocates and organizers  building the political support for this important clean energy resource.

In addition to my 100% renewable energy hat, I wore a "YES" pin with wind turbines, left over from a campaign in support of offshore wind that I helped run in 2005 to build support for offshore wind in Massachusetts.

Environment America has long campaigned for offshore wind, releasing reports like Offshore Wind for America and working with states across the country to set goals to go big on offshore wind. 

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Author: Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

(413) 256-6434

On staff: 2001-2003; 2005-present
B.S., Tufts University

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Community Action Works. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate.