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Wind Power: A Big Win for New Jersey2022-01-13T14:44:46-05:00

An average offshore wind farm delivers:

  • 4,000 good-paying jobs
  • $700 million for the NJ economy
  • Billions saved by protecting our homes and businesses from the devastating impact of climate change

As a coastal state, New Jersey faces a severe threat from climate change — like the 30 lives lost and tens of billions in damages after Hurricane Ida. The time to act is now.

Far off the Jersey Shore lies a huge opportunity.  Clean, renewable offshore wind power will create thousands of jobs and generate hundreds of millions worth of investment in New Jersey.  It will also protect our homes and businesses from the ongoing rise in temperatures that, left unchecked, will create even more severe weather events in years to come.  

Offshore wind turbines, responsibly developed, will create demand for an extensive supply chain of good green jobs and union labor. This means new opportunities for local businesses and local workers, including low-income and immigrant workers and communities of color. Jersey Renews supports wind power so we can shape our own future: A cleaner, greener, and safer New Jersey. 

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Op-eds

2101, 2021

N.J. steelworkers and windmills — perfect together | Opinion

January 21st, 2021|News, Offshore Wind, Opinion, Press|

Originally published on NJ.com: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/01/nj-steelworkers-and-windmills-perfect-together-opinion.html Updated Jan 21, 2021; Posted Jan 21, 2021 Del Vitale, the director United Steelworkers-District 4, and Debra Coyle McFadden, executive director for the New Jersey Work Environment Council, say United Steelworkers, who helped build New York City skyscrapers, have earned the [...]

Jersey Renews Statements

1201, 2022

Biden Administration Announces NY Bight Offshore Wind Lease Auction

January 12th, 2022|Jersey Renews Statements, News, Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2022Contact:Deb Coyle McFadden, Executive Director, NJ Work Environment Council, dcoyle@njwec.org Cell: 609-707-1320Doug O’Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey, domalley@environmentnewjersey.org, Cell: 917-449-6812Biden Administration Announces NY Bight Offshore Wind Lease AuctionAction Will Open Up 480,000 Acres to Offshore Wind Off the Jersey [...]

3006, 2021

Big News for the Green Economy: 2nd Offshore Wind Award Announced

June 30th, 2021|Jersey Renews Statements, News, Offshore Wind, Press|

Photo Credit Luke Gordon Today, June 30, 2021, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced the winners of the second offshore wind solicitation of 2,658 megawatts to and Atlantic Shores for construction of wind turbines off the Jersey Shore. The projects [...]

3003, 2021

Press Statement: Biden Administration Accelerates NJ Wind and “Good, Union Jobs”

March 30th, 2021|Jersey Renews Statements, News, Offshore Wind, Press|

Top officials in the Biden Administration announced a set of actions to support rapid expansion of offshore wind energy, with a primary goal of creating “tens of thousands of high-paying, union jobs.” Nationwide, the Administration plans to offer $3 billion in loan guarantees for offshore [...]

2212, 2020

New Paulsboro Offshore Wind Factory Is an Opportunity for NJ Workers and Our Climate 

December 22nd, 2020|Jersey Renews Statements, News, Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Contact: Berenice Tompkins (914) 564-3094 btompkins@njwec.org Trenton -- Governor Murphy’s announcement today of a $250 million investment in the Paulsboro Marine Terminal positions New Jersey to have the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the United States. This [...]

Press Releases

1606, 2020

Press Release: “Big Win for Offshore Wind,” Says Jersey Renews as Murphy Administration Announces Development of NJ Wind Port

June 16th, 2020|News, Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2020 Contact: Berenice Tompkins, NJ Work Environment Council, (914) 564-3094 “Big Win for Offshore Wind,” Says Jersey Renews as Murphy Administration Announces Development of New Jersey Wind Port Trenton - Today, Governor Murphy announced the development of the New Jersey Wind [...]

1911, 2019

Press Release: Gov. Murphy Renews Commitment to Clean Energy Increases Offshore Wind Goal to 7500MW by 2035

November 19th, 2019|Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Jersey City - On Tuesday, November 19, Governor Murphy appeared with former Vice President Al Gore to announce an increase of New Jersey’s offshore wind commitment to 7500 megawatts by 2035. [...]

2106, 2019

New Jersey Just Made History: BPU Announces Winner of 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation

June 21st, 2019|Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 New Jersey Just Made History BPU Announces Winner of 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation Trenton - Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced Orsted/OceanWind as the winner of the [...]

2106, 2019

New Jersey Just Made History: BPU Announces Winner of 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation

June 21st, 2019|Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 New Jersey Just Made History BPU Announces Winner of 1,100 MW Offshore Wind Solicitation Trenton - Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced Orsted/OceanWind as the winner of the [...]

1807, 2018

Press Release: Labor, Faith & Enviro Leaders Urge NJ To Continue Moving Forward on Offshore Wind at NJBPU Hearing

July 18th, 2018|Offshore Wind, Press|

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2018 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Time for Turbines: Labor, Faith & Enviro Leaders Urge NJ To  Continue Moving Forward on Offshore Wind at NJBPU Hearing Trenton – This morning, Jersey Renews, represented by a number of advocates from [...]

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