Wind Power for New Jersey
New Jersey has the potential to make clean energy history with offshore wind. Two areas off the coast are close to becoming the sites of clean offshore wind, and New Jersy is fast on its way to becoming one of the first states to develop offshore wind. But the future of wind power in New Jersey is at risk if Gov. Chris Christie does not act now.
New Jersey can lead the way
New Jersey has the chance to be a historic leader for clean energy. For years, New Jersey has been laying the groundwork to become one of the first states along the Atlantic seaboard to develop offshore wind. Our state has pledged to get 22.5 percent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2021, and wind power can help us get there. But the future of New Jersey’s wind power potential is at risk.At stake: Clean energy in our state
Critical renewable energy tax credits are set to expire at the end of this year—credits that are essential to New Jersey’s clean energy future.
With powerful polluters lobbying against them, New Jersey’s Congressmen need to stand up and fight for offshore wind.
We can defend offshore wind power
Polluters may have loud voices and deep pockets, but there is no denying that wind energy has already become a success nationwide—powering the equivalent of nearly 13 million American homes, avoiding as much global warming pollution as taking 14 million cars off the road and supporting 75,000 American jobs.
Wind power has gained bipartisan political and public support that we can mobilize to convince the governor to act. A wind company has already committed to building a wind turbine manufacturing site in South Jersey. Environment New Jersey is bringing together citizens across the state to tell the governor that, after two years, the time to act on offshore wind is now. Join our campaign and send the Governor a message today
Together we can win
Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Trenton and in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to create a clean energy future for New Jersey.
The future of wind power in New Jersey is at risk if the Governor does not act now.
- In July of this year, Fisherman’s Energy received its final permit for a 25-megawatt offshore wind project in state waters approximately three miles off the coast of Atlantic City.
- American wind energy is powering the equivalent of nearly 13 million homes and avoiding as much carbon pollution as if 14 million cars were taken off the road.
- With member support, we worked to win a strong commitment in New Jersey to clean energy. We can’t let polluters block our progress toward a clean energy future.