Offshore Wind in the News
Majority of New Jersey voters support offshore wind development: poll
Asbury Park Press
November 5, 2021
"A majority of New Jersey voters support construction of offshore wind farms and see it as beneficial to the environment and state's economy, according to a new poll.
Three-quarters of poll respondents supported offshore wind development and two-thirds thought it would benefit the economy."
Public Comments on Atlantic Shores Wind Farm Mostly Positive
October 27, 2021
“There’s not a fisherman out there that doesn’t see the effects of climate change, how bad the storms are and the flooding,” said Eidmen. “There’s a big cost to doing nothing. Anglers overwhelmingly see the potential, the ecosystem benefits. We can peacefully coexist as long as they abide by the principles that we need access, and we need it in writing.”
New Jersey wind port leases draw bids from top global renewable power producers
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 28, 2021
“The New Jersey Wind Port is a game-changing investment that establishes New Jersey as the capital of offshore wind in the United States,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. “The overwhelming response to this early opportunity to lease space at the Wind Port from the biggest global players in offshore wind shows that we are already well on our way to achieving this vision and driving economic growth that firmly aligns with our environmental goals.”
Offshore Wind Developer Hosts Public Forum in Ocean City
The Press of Atlantic City
October 26, 2021
“I understand that federal and state decision makers have the power to approve this project without Ocean City’s consent, but I intend to do everything in my power to advocate for Ocean City’s best interests,” Gillian stated.
“We appreciate the points raised by the mayor and we look forward to working with the city and the community in advancing the project, while being a good community partner,” said Liz Thomas, a spokesperson for Ocean Wind."
How much will it cost to get wind, solar onto power grid?
October 25, 2021
"By synchronizing the planning of its coastal states’ offshore wind deployment, PJM is able to identify transmission solutions that could present a more efficient and economical path to achieve their offshore-wind policy objectives than if each state integrated offshore wind generation completely independent of one another,’’ the study said.
The study focused on PJM states in coastal areas: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia."
Strong support for Atlantic Shores offshore wind project
October 21, 2021
"Captain Paul Eidman said anglers all recognize that their environment is changing because of climate change, and they hope impacts such as bigger storms will ease with a reduction in fossil-fuel use.
Eidman said there’s no reason why the recreational fishing industry can’t coexist with wind farms provided that fishing boats will be allowed up close to the turbines to take advantage of the new habitat; that the industry keeps anglers informed of its plans, and that it monitors fisheries for any impacts."
NJ governor’s race: Murphy’s promises for a greener, faster future
October 19, 2021
"New Jersey has emerged as a national leader in offshore wind development, approving three separate projects off the Atlantic coast that could lead to wind turbines producing 3,768 megawatts of clean-energy capacity, enough to power 1.6 million homes. In addition, the state has lured offshore wind manufacturers to the New Jersey Wind Port in Salem County and the refurbished port in Paulsboro, steps that could foster a robust industry to power a green economy with the potential of creating thousands of new jobs."
A vision is becoming reality: South Jersey is mastering the wind industry | Opinion
October 3, 2021
"The $300 million the companies are putting in represents the largest private investment in the offshore wind industry in the United States, and it will create 500 high-paying union jobs in New Jersey when it is fully up and running."
Another Offshore Wind Project Eyed Off NJ Coastline
NBC 10 Philadelphia
September 29, 2021
"Offshore wind holds enormous potential for our nation, and the wind resources offshore New Jersey are no exception,” said U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. “As we kick off this process, the department will continue to do our part to ensure the development of our offshore renewable energy resources is done responsibly and sustainably.”
Firms look to bring power ashore from offshore wind farms
September 21, 2021
"Clean-energy advocates hailed the state’s move to begin attracting interest on how to build up the infrastructure to handle power from offshore wind farms. “Transmission is arguably the most consequential and least talked about problem in dealing with offshore wind,’’ said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey. “This solicitation is cutting edge because it is tackling the big issue around PJM and interconnections,’’ he said.