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FOR A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

New Jersey has an opportunity to lead the nation with a dynamic and responsible ocean wind that would deliver clean, renewable energy for millions of homes for generations to come.

 

Offshore wind projects would help preserve our treasured shores for future generations.

THE
PROBLEM

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DAMAGE
 

Our beloved shores are in grave danger. Stronger and more forceful storms are slamming our coast, causing flooding and damaging homes, businesses and our boardwalks and beaches. 


Sunny-day flooding is now a fact of life in many towns as sea levels rise and threaten towns on the barrier islands and along the back bay.


HEALTH

Pollution from dirty fossil fuel plants have given New Jersey some of the worst air quality in the nation, causing asthma and exacerbating other heart and lung problems. These impacts are concentrated in Black, Brown, and low-income communities, making clean energy an issue of justice and fairness. 

MARINE LIFE

Rising ocean temperatures represent the biggest threat to our marine life and critical coastal habitats are lost as sea levels rise. The ocean ecosystems that support marine life are threatened by the increased acidification and desalination of the ocean caused our historic use of fossil fuels.

OUR FUTURE

The situation is only going to worsen unless we quickly switch over to clean, renewable energy. 

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The Problem
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The Solution
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THE
SOLUTION

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OPPORTUNITY
 

Now is the moment to embrace clean and renewable sources of energy for ourselves and future generations and ensure that it is done right. Your voice matters. 
 

New Jersey has a unique opportunity to be a national leader in building home-grown offshore wind that would help build wind projects up and down our coastlines. 
 

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. 

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

These investments would create thousands of good-paying union jobs and a year-round economy at the Jersey Shore.  These jobs could provide opportunity to overburdened and low-income communities.
 

South Jersey is going to be a hub for offshore wind, and the manufacturing and assembly facilities being built here would serve offshore wind projects throughout the country. 
 

Small businesses up and down the shore are already growing, revitalizing Main Streets in communities across the region. 

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PROJECTS

Attentive Energy Two

Attentive Energy Two will supply up to 1,342 MW of electricity, power more than 650,000 homes, and generate $3.1 billion in economic activity state-wide. The windfarm will be located approximately 42 miles offshore from its nearest point in New Jersey. The project proposal was approved by the Board of Public Utilities in January, 2024.

Leading Light

The Board of Public Utilities approved the Leading Light wind farm proposal in January, 2024 Leading Light will supply up to 2,400 MW, power more than 1,000,000 homes and create up to $3 billion in economic benefits for New Jersey. Located over 40 miles offshore from the nearest coastal point, the wind farm is expected to undergo development from 2024 to 2027, construction from 2028 to 2032, and operation as early as 2031.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about these offshore wind projects, visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental protection website.  

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