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    NJ Offshore Wind News Roundup – Nov. 2022

    “Wind Turbine” by lamoix is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

    Nov. 1, 2022

    New Jersey has set a goal of generating 50% of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2030 – and 100% clean energy by 2050. 

    Central to this plan is the construction of multiple ocean wind farms, including nearly one hundred, 900-foot tall turbines built 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City

    These projects promise to provide clean electricity to residents as well as high paying jobs in the construction and energy fields. However, the projects also face challenges. Some conservationists have raised concerns about the impact on marine life and birds. Some residents say the massive wind turbines will ruin ocean views and affect property values and tourism. And many of the details how they will transmit power to the land are still in process.

    To help residents follow the latest developments in New Jersey’s offshore wind projects, we offer a monthly roundup of some of the most important news and updates in the past month:

    • Offshore wind: Great-paying jobs are coming — ensuring there are workers ready for them is the challenge (Oct. 31. 2022 – ROI-NJ)
    • NJBPU selects offshore wind transmission project (Oct. 28, 2022-
    • NJ clears $1.1 billion in ocean wind powerline projects (Oct. 26, 2022 – Bloomberg)
    • New Jersey lawmaker promises to hold hearings over offshore wind (Oct. 19, 2022 – Undercurrent News)
    • Op-Ed: Offshore wind will help save Long Beach Island (Oct. 17, 2022 – NJ Spotlight)
    • Ørsted aims to use digital operations HQ in Newark to create STEM career paths for residents (Oct. 13, 2022 – ROI-NJ)
    • Decades before ocean wind farm, government planned to build off-shore nuclear power plant at Jersey Shore (Oct. 12, 2022 – Shore News Network)
    • Op-Ed: Another step toward New Jersey’s clean-energy future (Oct 12, 2022 – NJ Spotlight News)
    • Brigantine residents express concerns about offshore wind projects (Oct. 12, 2022 – Press of Atlantic City)
    • Why wind energy/clean energy could be big win for N.J.’s manufacturing sector (Oct. 11, 2022 – ROI-NJ)
    • As offshore wind plans grow, so does the need for transmission ; limitations and possible plans for offshore transmission system (Oct. 10, 2022- wbur)
    • Offshore wind farm is “best option” for Island (Oct. 6, 2022 – Jersey Evening Post)
    • NJ is ‘the nation’s center of offshore wind,’ Murphy say (Oct. 4, 2022 – PBS – NJ Spotlight News/PBS)
    • For offshore wind aspirations to become reality, transmission hurdles must be cleared (Oct. 4, 2022 – New Jersey Monitor)
    • NJ OK’s offshore wind project grid link over local opposition (Oct. 3, 2022 – Engineering News-Record)
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