Offshore Wind in the News
Wind turbines will help — not hurt — the Jersey Shore
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 26, 2022
New Jerseyans are fighting for our lives on the front lines of a changing climate. Our way of life at the Jersey Shore is in danger — climate change is the greatest threat to our ocean, New Jersey coastal communities, and habitats.
Offshore wind will deliver much more than just clean energy
NJ Spotlight News
August 22, 2022
The development of offshore wind will help create healthier communities and more sustainable and equitable economic growth for New Jersey.
With the creation of a wind port in Salem County and the federal sale of $2.3 billion of seabed rights, New Jersey is taking major steps to move away from burning fossil fuels, the third-largest source of carbon pollution in the state. At the same time, this shift to enhanced clean-energy solutions will create many well-paying jobs.
New Jersey needs equitable access to offshore wind power
August 17, 2022
New Jersey is among states most vulnerable to sea level rise. More than 70,000 homes are expected to see at least one major flood annually by 2050. We need to start thinking critically about what we want for the future of our communities, from the shore to the cities and everywhere in between. Part of that future, I believe, lies in renewable energy like offshore wind.
Offshore wind sector creates ‘generational opportunity for South Jersey’
August 15, 2022
The state’s offshore wind industry is on the fast track, including with New Jersey’s first such effort, Ocean Wind 1, which Ørsted and PSEG teamed up to build. The 1,100-megawatt project is expected to power some 500,000 New Jersey homes when it is completed sometime in 2024. In June, it reached a critical milestone as the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project. And while Ocean Wind 1 progresses – and remains central to the state’s offshore wind efforts – another project in South Jersey that is also an integral piece of the puzzle is gaining steam.
Ørsted offering training for navigating offshore wind farms
Delaware Public Media
August 6, 2022
A new virtual tool is teaching East Coast marine vessel captains how to navigate a commercial vessel through a simulated offshore wind farm.
Inflation Reduction Act: Faustian Bargain Could Jeopardize Offshore Wind, Renewable Energy On Federal Lands
Aug 3, 2022
ANALYSIS: Tradeoffs in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 between climate protections and fossil fuel interests could be dire for offshore wind projects and for solar and wind projects on federal lands. Congress seems to be driving with both feet pressed firmly on the gas pedal and the brakes at the same time. The devil is in the details.
Seven fisheries surveys for New Jersey offshore wind project
July 27, 2022
Developers of the first New Jersey offshore wind project say they will spend almost $13 million for fisheries monitoring surveys in cooperation with three universities.
Climate Change and New Jersey
WNYC Public Radio
Jul 26, 2022
Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, talks about state policy responses to the extreme heat and strong storms in New Jersey, where last summer Hurricane Ida was blamed for 30 deaths.
New Jersey Wind Port Powers Ahead
July 19, 2022
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Board (NJEDA) has approved the purchase of a 109.4-acre property which will enable the planned expansion of the New Jersey Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek, Salem County.
Why case for offshore wind is now stronger than ever
July 15, 2022
Strengthening America’s national security must now be added to the list of reasons that developing wind energy off the coast of New Jersey should be a top priority.