Dirty fossil fuels are harming our communities. Our changing climate is creating stronger and more dangerous storms and putting our communities at risk of flooding . The temperature of our ocean is rising, threatening marine life and coastal erosion. And our communities breathe some of the most polluted air in the nation. These problems will only worsen if we don’t transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.
Offshore wind is a clean, renewable energy source that will help fight the climate crisis, build our economy, and improve our families’ health. New Jersey has the opportunity to be a pioneer in this effort and offer clean, affordable electricity to our state. With hundreds of miles of shoreline and strong wind flows in the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey is perfectly positioned to build the nation’s largest network of responsibly developed offshore wind projects that can provide renewable and reliable energy to power New Jersey’s homes, businesses, and economy.
Investing in offshore wind will create thousands of good-paying, union jobs in New Jersey, and has the potential to revitalize our communities and boost our eco-tourism along the shore, all while providing us clean, renewable power.