Offshore Wind in the News
Offshore Wind Permit Application Prompts Public Comment Period
June 1, 2023
Public comment is being sought on an application by Atlantic Shores LLC for a Department of Army permit for the installation and maintenance of two offshore wind energy facilities and the necessary support infrastructures in federal waters at least 7.7 nautical miles, or 8.7 statute miles, east of Atlantic City.
More grant funding available for women- and minority-owned businesses looking to enter off-shore wind sector
May 31, 2023
In its initial round of funding, the Trust provided grants totaling nearly $450,000 to six small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses. In 2022, the Trust awarded $3.9 million to seven municipalities in support of coastal infrastructure and resiliency projects.
Environmental analysis for New Jersey offshore wind project completed
May 22, 2023
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it has completed its environmental analysis of the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind project offshore New Jersey. BOEM said Ocean Wind could power up to a 500,000 homes with clean renewable energy.
Ørsted-Rowan program offers training in offshore wind turbine maintenance
Press of Atlantic City
May 20, 2023
The growth of American offshore wind offers us a generational chance not just to bolster our energy independence and protect us from pollution, it will deliver high-wage, permanent careers to Americans. And if we work together, we can use training programs like Wind Power Ready to train and recruit those who have been left out of great careers in the past.
Offshore Wind Development is a Win for N.J.
New Jersey Globe
May 16, 2023
As a South Jersey lawmaker, I must underscore that this is a critical once-in-a-generation opportunity for our region to propel forward by becoming a national leader in the development of offshore wind. The synergy of economic benefits in South Jersey and enhancing our path toward achieving renewable energy goals is a true win-win that we must embrace.
Pascrell Celebrates Announcement on Atlantic Shores Wind Projects in New Jersey
May 15, 2023
“So-called ‘once in a century’ storms are occurring a lot more than every hundred years,” said Congressman Pascrell. “The BOEM has rightly put forward a draft environmental study to accelerate wind energy development in our state. The expected benefits to the state are beautiful: the Atlantic Shores projects are expected to create more than 22,000 new full-time jobs and power nearly 1 million homes."
Documentary Film, Tuckerton Gathering Favor Ocean Wind Farms
May 10, 2023
Most of the attendees seemed to support wind farms off the Jersey Shore. The majority were clearly for green energy, saying something had to be done in regard to climate change. There seemed to be a general consensus that the effects of climate change are not just something that has to be feared in the future. Flooding, for example, is already a problem,
Does more offshore wind mean more NJ jobs? Steve Sweeney on green economy
May 7, 2023
On Chat Box, David Cruz talks with former Senate President Steve Sweeney about his support of expanding offshore wind technology, the upcoming legislative races and his potential run for governor in 2025.
Offshore wind provides New Jersey opportunities for green power and jobs
State Broadcast News
May 8, 2023
Offshore wind farm construction will provide job opportunities for New Jersey residents, and the universities and county colleges can help in the training process to prepare workers for these jobs, more than 200 South Jersey business leaders heard at a conference on the topic last week.
U.S. offshore wind market reaches projected capacity of 51,377 MW, $25B economic output annually
Daily Energy Insider
May 8, 2023
Offshore wind for the United States is hitting its stride, with 32 leases and 51,377 MW of expected capacity in the works. This would be the equivalent of powering more than 20 million homes. Attached to such rapid expansion is a boost to the economy as well, with a separate report from 2020 crediting the development, construction, and operation of these projects leading to up to $25 billion in potential economic output per year and up to 83,000 jobs by 2030.