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Offshore Wind in the News

Offshore wind does more than aid NY, NJ clean energy futures

Public News Service

April 9, 2024

Despite different outcomes - New York's first offshore wind farm came online and New Jersey had one canceled - both states are benefiting from offshore wind. Job creation and economic growth are predicted, as New Jersey's decarbonization efforts could create 20,000 jobs.

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Community college’s pioneering center for N.J.’s offshore wind farms

NJ.com

March 27, 2024

Beginning in April, Atlantic Cape Community College’s Wind Training Center will begin offering safety courses aligned with Global Wind Organization standards. The facility and program are both the first of their kind in NJ.

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Atlantic Shores offshore wind farm in New Jersey would have 157 turbines and be 8.4 miles from shore

Associated Press

March 15, 2024

It is one of three offshore wind projects currently pending in New Jersey, which is trying to become the East Coast leader in offshore wind energy.

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Offshore wind project proposed for New Jersey would have 157 wind turbines off coastline

CBS Philly

March 16, 2024

An offshore wind power project proposed for New Jersey would have 157 turbines and be located 8.4 miles (13.5 kilometers) from shore at its closest point, data released by the federal government Friday shows.

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The United States has its first large offshore wind farm, with more to come

Associated Press

March 14, 2024

America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm is officially open, a long-awaited moment that helps pave the way for a succession of large wind farms.

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Op-Ed: The steps needed to get offshore wind back on track in 2024

NJ Spotlight

March 13, 2024

Offshore wind holds too much potential to grow jobs and our regional economy, is too essential a tool for hitting our clean-energy goals, and too critical a power generation source for our growing electricity needs to simply let this opportunity languish instead of forging ahead with a better plan.

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Offshore wind supporters pitch prospect of major jobs boost

NJ Spotlight

March 1, 2024

It’s a generational job growth opportunity, supporters of the nascent industry say. “Offshore wind represents the biggest opportunity, probably, for New Jersey, for our economic future,” said Tim Sullivan, the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. “Surely for South Jersey, there is no bigger economic opportunity presenting itself for thousands, if not tens of thousands, of jobs and careers over the next 30, 50, 100 years.”

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Empowering American labor: A clean energy revolution to combat climate change

ROI-NJ

February 13, 2024

With every major problem comes a major opportunity, and climate change is no different. Right now, we are on the precipice of a clean energy revolution in this country, and we once again have the opportunity to be international leaders in developing, investing in and building power generation that provides for all our energy needs while reducing our emissions. This is not pie-in-the-sky idealism, but what we can do when we invest in technology like offshore wind, solar and other carbon-free power generation, and put the best trained, most capable laborers in the history of mankind in charge of making sure it gets built.

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Better days ahead for offshore wind

NJ Spotlight

February 26, 2024

New installations approved by BPU, federal offshore-wind tax credits and ‘inflation-proof’ contracts augur well for this sector

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Over 550 elected officials from NJ, NY and CA want inclusive, equitable offshore wind power development to improve health, economies and mitigate climate disasters

Insider NJ

February 1, 2024

Over 550 elected officials from NJ, NY and CA want inclusive, equitable offshore wind power development to improve health, economies and mitigate climate disasters.

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