Expanding wind power, both land-based and offshore, is essential to meeting New York’s clean energy goals. New York already has a solid foundation of land-based wind power that has room to grow, but has yet to develop any offshore wind power. New Yorkers for Clean Power advocates for the development of utility-scale offshore wind power off the coasts of Long Island and New York City. Developing a long-term, large-scale offshore wind program is essential to meeting New York’s targets of cutting greenhouse gases from the state’s energy system 40% by 2030 and meeting 50% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable sources by 2030. Investing in offshore wind will help jump-start an entire new industry, bringing high-wage jobs and manufacturing opportunities. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the wind energy off of New York’s coastline alone could generate 40,000 megawatts— enough to power more than 11 million homes. Offshore wind is the largest untapped renewable power resource in New York.
Through campaign events, education and public outreach, NYCP is building support for offshore wind and will show how its development could transform parts of the state into a regional clean energy hub. NYCP is working with a broad-based coalition of environmental groups, labor unions and elected officials to ensure that the state facilitates the development of at least 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2025.
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