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Leading the clean transition to America’s energy future

Offshore wind power is the next major source of clean energy in the United States.

The U.S. has an abundant energy resource in offshore wind, which can support tens of thousands of new jobs, strengthen coastal economies, and deliver vast amounts of clean, reliable energy to American communities. America’s shores possess a power potential of more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW), nearly double the nation’s current electricity use.

Opponents of Clean Energy Are Wrong About Whale Deaths

Opponents are making false claims about the offshore wind industry. The truth is:

  • Experts have been studying a tragic increase in whale deaths since 2016, before the offshore wind industry started working off the Atlantic coast.
  • Offshore wind vessels account for only 2% of marine traffic on the east coast.
  • Government scientists and regulators from two different federal agencies say that there is no evidence showing offshore wind development has directly led to the death of a whale.
  • Offshore wind is a critical source of clean energy that’s creating jobs and boosting the local economy while combating the real threat to majestic marine life like whales – the warming of our oceans as a result of climate change.

Send a letter to your elected officials today and urge them to support offshore wind during this critical time for our economy and environment.

Creating A New Supply Chain and Workforce through Offshore Wind

Colonna’s Shipyard has been in business for over 145 years. Vance Hull, Director of Business Development, explains why offshore wind presents an opportunity to develop a new supply chain and workforce in coastal Virginia.

U.S. Offshore Wind Poised for Exponential Growth

The 2023 U.S. Offshore Wind Market Report reveals how a rapidly-growing pipeline of projects will provide enough electricity to power more than 20 million homes, deliver up to $25 billion per year in new economic activity, and support up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030.

American Voters Strongly Favor Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore wind is popular among U.S. coastal residents, with 7 in 10 voters in support of expanding offshore wind energy and majorities seeing it as beneficial in addressing climate change and improving the economy. Majorities had little to no concern about impacts on tourism.

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Explore how our offshore wind energy resources contribute to U.S. economic growth, job creation, and clean, reliable energy for Americans throughout the country.

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Offshore wind has strong, bipartisan support from elected officials at the national, state, and local levels as well as from business and industry leaders.

America’s clean energy transition is not a dream for a distant future – it is happening right here and now. Offshore wind will power our communities, advance our environmental justice goals, and stimulate our economy by creating thousands of good-paying union jobs across the nation.

Secretary of the Interior
Deb Haaland

The demand for offshore wind energy has never been greater. Plummeting costs, technological advances, skyrocketing demand and great economic potential have all combined to make offshore wind a highly promising avenue for adding to a diversified national energy portfolio. The U.S. Outer Continental Shelf provides a world-class wind resource on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Deputy Director
Walter Cruickshank

There is no other renewable energy resource that provides us with either the electric-generation or economic-growth potential of offshore wind. When we reach our goal of 7,500 megawatts, New Jersey’s offshore wind infrastructure will generate electricity to power more than 3.2 million homes and meet fifty percent of our state’s electric power need. Our offshore wind industry will generate billions of dollars in investments in New Jersey’s future, that will, in turn, create thousands of jobs.

New Jersey Governor
Phil Murphy (D)

The offshore wind energy industry is at the beginning of what many predict will be a tremendous expansion. This growth will create jobs across the United States as some $70 billion in new capital expenditures enter the market over the next decade.

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
President Erik Milito

Fully developing the offshore wind industry’s potential will play a critical role in building out America’s future energy landscape. [Offshore wind is] at the cutting edge of tomorrow’s energy technology and will provide the type of high quality, family-supporting jobs needed for a healthy national economy.

Utility Workers Union of America Former President
Mike Langford

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