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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 a vast offshore wind energy resource 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. Join the American Wind Energy Association and #SupportOffShoreWind

U.S. Offshore Wind Poised for Exponential Growth

AWEA’s U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment shows how the industry’s $57 billion investment in the U.S. economy will deliver up to $25 billion per year in new economic activity and support up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030.

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American Voters Strongly Favor Offshore Wind Energy

More than 80 percent of the nation’s voters, regardless of political party and demographic, favor adding more offshore wind to America’s energy portfolio and a majority of voters say wind energy will be more important to the economy in 10 years than oil and natural gas.

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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.

Offshore wind is an important component of our administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide affordable energy options and we look forward to continuing to develop the Commonwealth’s emerging offshore wind industry in a sustainable manner that benefits all residents.

Massachusetts Governor
Charlie Baker (R)

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.

U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Acting 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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| August 27, 2020 | The Maritime Executive

How U.S. Ports Can Capitalize on the Offshore Wind Boom

With over 30 gigawatts (GW) of planned electric power generating capacity being installed on the U.S. East Coast continental shelf over the next decade and a half, offshore wind presents a major opportunity for seaboard states to generate green jobs in the decades ahead.