Governor Murphy through Executive Order 28, established the goal of setting New Jersey on the path to 100% clean energy by 2050. Building upon that goal, in 2019, Executive Order #92 effectively raised New Jersey's offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts by 2030 to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. Governor Murphy’s agenda enhances and expands already existing programs that advance renewable energy, improves energy efficiency, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, prepares the state for the impacts of climate change, and establishes a path forward to ensure New Jersey achieves its greenhouse gas emissions targets while improving resiliency for all communities throughout the State. DEP is now looking ahead to NJ’s 2050 Goal and accelerating its transition to a low carbon economy through reducing carbon pollution, expanding clean energy infrastructure and building resilient communities. Offshore Wind projects will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050.
“Offshore wind is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that allows us to protect our environment while significantly expanding and securing the state’s economy for the immediate and long term.”
A schedule for offshore wind solicitations through 2028 has been released.Read More