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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.”

Governor Phil Murphy
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About Offshore Wind

What is offshore wind and the energy master plan.

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Offshore Wind Project Areas

Learn about NJ’s changing climate, its statewide greenhouse gas emissions and key scientific research.

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Story Map

Learn more about the history of offshore wind in New Jersey.

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Energy Master Plan

On January 27, 2020, Governor Murphy Unveils Energy Master Plan and Signs Executive Order Directing Sweeping Regulatory Reform to Reduce Emissions and Adapt to Climate Change

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Offshore Wind News

Murphy Administration Announces Award of Funding for Offshore Wind Environmental Studies, Entry Into Regional Science Collaborative

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today announced the award of funding for studies, and will release shortly a request for proposals, to provide enhanced scientific information on the impacts of offshore wind energy development off New Jersey’s coastline as well as the state’s entry into a regional offshore-wind science collaborative.

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NJBPU Approves Nation’s Largest Combined Offshore Wind Award

NJBPU awarded a combined 2,658 MW of offshore wind capacity to EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II

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Governor Murphy Announces Offshore Wind Solicitation Schedule of 7,500 MW through 2035

A schedule for offshore wind solicitations through 2028 has been released.

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New Jersey Wind Port

The New Jersey Wind Port is a 200+ acre transformative, hub-style marshalling and manufacturing port project that will serve offshore wind projects in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic.

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Nine Governors issued a letter to President Biden

The June 4, 2021 letter urges the Administration to build on the significant momentum to prioritize offshore wind development in the United States.

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is part of Governor Murphy's goal to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050. RGGI aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate impacts in New Jersey.

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Executive Order #92

Governor Phil Murphy recently signed Executive Order #92, more than doubling New Jersey’s offshore wind energy goal to 7,500 megawatts (MW) by the year 2035.

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