The Jersey Shore is in danger. As extreme weather becomes more frequent, New Jersey faces intense flooding that destroys homes, businesses, and livelihoods.
With its long, flat coastline, the Garden State is particularly vulnerable. We must act now to protect our treasured shore towns from further damage and enhance community resilience. That means embracing offshore wind energy, which doesn’t pollute the air like coal, gas, oil, and other fossil fuels.
Offshore wind holds the key to powering New Jersey's future and ensuring communities, the environment and future generations can thrive. We face a high cost of doing nothing if we don’t intervene with solutions like offshore wind. Without it, there will be no Jersey Shore.
There is no evidence that wind turbines impact human health, and wind farms are constructed to have minimal impact on migratory birds and mammals.
The average wind farm off of New Jersey’s shore is expected to create 4,300 jobs and add $702 million to the state’s economy.
New Jersey’s first offshore wind power is expected to come online as early as 2024.
New Jersey on a path toward the goal of producing 3,500 MW, powering 2 million homes with clean, local offshore wind power by 2030.
The process to plan for, assess, and construct offshore wind farms typically takes around ten years and offers multiple periods for public engagement and feedback along the way.
Responsibly sited offshore wind will help New Jersey reach our clean energy goals and put people to work in family-sustaining jobs near our communities, leveraging New Jersey’s advantageous coastal wind patterns.
With this in mind, the state has set a goal to produce 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 and included the power source as a significant component of the state economic development plan. The rapidly developing integration of offshore wind into our economy will continue to evolve.
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