Pat Gozemba, co-chair of SAFE, addresses the crowd gathered to hear the announcement of a public-private partnership to make Salem the next major offshore wind port in Massachusetts. On Salem's Blaney Street wharf, state and city officials gathered Thursday morning, September 30, with leaders of Vineyard Wind and Crowley Maritime to announce a public-private partnership … Continue reading Off-shore wind industry coming to Salem
On September 9, the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means took up House Bill 3922, a proposal on how to disburse federal funding allocated to Massachusetts through the American Rescue Plan. Governor Baker proposed that $100 million of the funding go to port redevelopment in three communities: Salem, New Bedford, and Somerset.
On September 2, SAFE sponsored a presentation by Mayor Driscoll, in which she discussed the growing interest among wind energy developers in acquiring the undeveloped Footprint property on Salem Harbor.
Mayor Driscoll will provide an update on steps the city is taking to bring the off-shore wind industry to Salem. September 2, 2021. 7 pm. ZOOM
Salem is the only entity that has actually demonstrated the ability to marshal components at an offshore wind scale.
The offshore wind industry will be coming to Salem sooner rather than later —the question is, will Salem residents benefit from the industry’s decision to locate operations at our port?
Lloyd’s Registry ranked Salem Harbor as the most desirable location in New England for supporting offshore wind.
by David Rowand The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the expansion of the Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP) to the cities of Salem, Fitchburg, Lowell, and Westfield. Through GGCP, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) works with 18 Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth to increase tree canopy cover in urban residential areas, especially environmental … Continue reading Salem Awarded $20,000 to Plant New Trees
Cindy Keegan and Patricia A. Gozemba Are you worried about the climate emergency bearing down on us? Are you overwhelmed? Action is often the best antidote. Together we can turn this emergency into an opportunity for our city, but we need your help. SAFE members, our environmental allies, and concerned residents are rolling up their … Continue reading Re-Imagining Salem Part 2: Setting Climate Solutions Into Action
On Monday, November 18, over 100 residents from Salem and surrounding communities gathered at Salem’s Community Life Center to imagine responses to the climate emergency that could not only keep our city the vibrant place we all love—but make it better. The forum, hosted by SAFE, along with the Salem Sustainability, Energy, and Resiliency Committee, … Continue reading Re-imagining Salem: From Fossil Fuels to a Green Future