NJ Spotlight launches ‘Promise of Offshore Wind’ roundtable video series

NJ Spotlight's energy editor Tom Johnson, left, opens the "Promise of Offshore Wind" panel as regulators look on. From left, Ken Sheehan, general counsel, Board of Public Utilities; Michele Siekerka, assistant commissioner, NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection, and Tim Lizura, senior vice president, Busines Development, NJ Economic Development Agency. Copyright ©2011 Lubetkin Communications LLC. All rights reserved.

NJ Spotlight, the public policy and news website, has released “The Promise of Offshore Wind,” the second in a series of video podcasts from its popular round table series. The second series of podcasts is based on a Wind Energy round table held February 17, 2011 in Trenton, NJ. Last November, Professional Podcasts produced NJ Spotlight’s first round table, a discussion of solar energy with customers, regulators, and vendors.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with NJ Spotlight on this important video series,” said Steve Lubetkin, managing partner of Professional Podcasts and principal videographer for the NJ Spotlight videos. “Video podcasts are a valuable communications tool for organizations to deliver important information and connect with visually oriented audiences who want information in video format. You simply can’t establish this kind of audience engagement through printed materials alone.”

The wind energy roundtable took place February 17, 2011 at the Masonic Temple in Trenton. The wind videos can be viewed at no cost at http://www.njspotlight.com/wind_roundtable/.

You can purchase a DVD of this program through our e-Commerce store.

“The ‘Promise of Offshore Wind’ event is a good example of what we plan to accomplish here at NJ Spotlight and that is to create the venue and forum where people with diverse opinions can come together for a thoughtful and informed discussion on the critical issues facing New Jersey,” said Kevin Harold, publisher.

The new podcast series features four individual segments, or chapters, based on the 90-minute roundtable. The chapters, which are viewable at NJSpotlight.com or in the players below, are:

Chapter 1 – Regulators – Opening remarks from John Mooney, founding editor of NJ Spotlight, followed by brief presentations by Kenneth Sheehan, general counsel, Board of Public Utilities; Michele Siekerka, assistant commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection; and Tim Lizura, senior vice president, business development, NJ Economic Development Agency

Chapter 2 – Vendors – Opening comments from vendor representatives Robert Mitchell, principal, Atlantic Wind Connection; Rich Reno, general manager, GE Energy; and Robert Gibbs, vice president, Garden State Offshore Energy.

Chapter 3 – Panel Questions – Panelists answer questions from moderator Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight’s energy editor.

Chapter 4 – Audience Questions

There is also a “highlights” podcast featuring excerpts from the panel.

The previous roundtable podcasts on solar energy can be found at http://www.njspotlight.com/roundtable.



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