We envision a world where:
- New England is at the forefront of offshore wind energy development in the United States, providing thousands of high-quality jobs to the region
- The New England states are on track to meet their clean energy and climate goals
- Clean energy outcompetes fossil fuels, greening the grid while ensuring a just transition that protects and benefits energy workers and communities, improving air quality and public health, maximizing community benefits and high-road job creation, and protecting ratepayers from unpredictable price spikes
- New England serves as the leading example of how to equitably and responsibly achieve carbon neutrality
Jobs and Economic Development
Thriving renewable energy industries are vital to mitigating the dire effects of climate change and ensuring that we have a resilient and robust economy. Offshore wind has the potential to support thousands of jobs in New England and boost economic development in the region. As the industry grows, we must take steps to ensure that high-quality, family-sustaining jobs are accessible for all communities.
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Health and Equity
Responsibly developed offshore wind has many benefits, including the potential to improve health outcomes in communities that have long borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution. With the proper policies in place, it can also benefit these communities by increasing economic inclusion and laying the groundwork for an equitable clean energy economy.
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Regional collaboration is essential for New England to be able to mitigate the dire effects of the climate crisis and meet climate goals. By working together, states can develop an equitable renewable energy economy through the rapid and responsible build-out of offshore wind and other renewables. Cross-state collaboration is necessary to maximize New England’s potential as a leader in the offshore wind revolution and unlock economies of scale, accelerate development, and improve project outcomes across the six-state grid we share. Read more here >
New England for Offshore Wind advocates for a clean energy future where inclusive stakeholder processes, health and equity considerations, and wildlife and environmental protection are essential components of offshore wind development. Offshore wind can be developed in a responsible way that respects our local communities, our environment, and our wildlife – and it should be. Read more here >