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NEW JERSEY LCV APPLAUDS BPU OFFSHORE WIND DECISION
TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, on a decision today by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award offshore wind energy contracts (2,651 MW) that will help make Governor’s Murphy’s vision of 100% clean energy by 2050 a reality.
"We applaud the BPU and the Murphy administration for their continued commitment to establish New Jersey as a regional hub for offshore wind manufacturing. These projects will help address the climate crisis, create thousands of good-middle class jobs that can’t be outsourced, and power 1.15 million homes,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “With this decision to award the newest contracts to both Orsted and Atlantic Shores New Jersey has not put all its eggs in one basket. It ensures competition and inspires innovation which will benefit Garden State communities, families and businesses. Governor Murphy and the BPU are keeping their promise to ensure New Jersey gets to 100% clean energy by 2050.”