New Jersey more than doubles offshore wind target

The US state raises its ambition for offshore wind to 7.5 GW by 2035.

Neither the challenges facing Vineyard Wind nor Ørsted's acknowledgment that offshore wind turbines generate less than expected appear to be halting the technology's advance through the US. New Jersey is the latest example of this. The state, which this summer allocated its first 1.1 GW in offshore wind capacity, now raises its target from 3.5 GW to 7.5 GW by 2035, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made public Tuesday in an executive order.

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