The New York League of Conservation Voters released the following statement in response to the White House’s plan to jumpstart the offshore wind industry.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “With the new goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, creating 80,000 jobs, and a multi-agency program to support the timely, environmentally-sound development of this emerging industry, the Biden-Harris Administration is showing that combating climate change and creating jobs go hand-in-hand. Critical investments in port infrastructure and advancing new Wind Energy Areas in the NY Bight will help New York meet its goal of attaining 9 gigawatts of power from offshore wind, make more space available for offshore wind, and cultivate the supply chain in the U.S. Wind energy can power millions of homes, contribute to our economic recovery, create green jobs, support our communities and slash pollution. NYLCV applauds the Administration for making wind energy and green jobs a top priority and we will continue working with stakeholders as more projects come online. We look forward to seeing the Administration continue to prioritize a comprehensive climate agenda that incorporates renewable energy and invests in our communities.”