April 30, 2024

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New Jersey LCV and Sierra Club Laud Continued Progress on Offshore Wind



New Jersey LCV Executive Director, Ed Potosnak, and New Jersey Sierra Club Director, Anjuli Ramos-Busot, released the following statement in response to the Board of Public Utilities’ decision today to commence a fourth solicitation for offshore wind:


Ed Potosnak:

New Jersey is open for business on offshore wind. The fourth solicitation will provide significant benefits to our families including reduced air pollution, improved public health, good local union jobs, energy independence, and combating climate change.

We commend Governor Murphy and the Board of Public Utilities for continuing to move forward aggressively with their plans to make New Jersey a national leader in offshore wind.

Today’s announcement will protect New Jersey ratepayers throughout the solicitation process and will ensure that the state is able to negotiate the best deal possible with developers while still beginning a process that will create thousands of union jobs and result in cleaner air for our residents, particularly children, seniors and people of color living in overburdened communities. We believe that the future for offshore wind is bright, and we look forward to working with the governor to build a 21st century clean energy economy.


Anjuli Ramos-Busot:

“The New Jersey Sierra Club is pleased to see the Board of Public Utilities open up the fourth round of solicitations for offshore wind development in New Jersey and continue our push forward toward a just transition to clean energy. Each new round of solicitations brings us one step further away from dirty fossil-fuel energy sources that worsen climate change and pollute our air. Offshore wind is the future, and we thank the Board and Governor Murphy for their commitment to kick starting this new industry to power our state with clean energy without sacrificing the well-being of our communities."


Ed Potosnak and Anjuli Ramos-Busot are members of the New Jersey Wind Works Coalition, a group of environmentalists, labor, and faith based organizations that support responsibly developed offshore wind in New Jersey.