CES Faculty nominated to Renewable Energy Task Force
August 31, 2016
Todd Janeski, VCU Center for Environmental Studies, was recently nominated by the Governor McAuliffe Administration to serve on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Virginia Intergovernmental Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force. The BOEM is responsible for supporting offshore renewable energy development through grants, leases, easements, and rights-of-way for safe, orderly and environmentally responsible renewable energy development activities.
In his role, Mr. Janeski, will share his experience working with the commercial fishing industry on the Collaborative Fisheries Planning for Virginia's Offshore Wind Energy Area project. This project included the development of Best Management Practices for operating a commercial wind facility. On this current task force, he will represent VCU in addressing issues relating to future offshore renewable energy leasing and development in a way that supports Virginia’s clean energy goals.