Offshore wind: NJ, Phil Murphy bet on clean energy, but who will pay?

Wind turbines in fog

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM – The winds of change are blowing.

By 2050, every single kilowatt of electricity in New Jersey is supposed to originate from a clean fuel source, according to promises made by Gov. Phil Murphy. Offshore wind energy is expected to make up a significant share of that zero-emission generation.

Under the state’s ambitious clean energy strategy, 12 years from now 3,500 megawatts — that’s enough juice for about 1.5 million homes — will be generated by the spinning blades of gigantic steel wind turbines planted in the ocean off our coast. Watch the video above to see how a gust of wind 20 miles off the coast turns into the current that keeps your lights on …

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