Offshore wind could bring thousands of jobs and $700M to N.J., report says

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MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Thousands of new jobs could be coming to the Jersey Shore, if the Garden State can get its offshore wind industry off the ground.

New Jersey stands to gain 4,313 jobs and $702 million worth of economic benefits from building an offshore wind farm, according to a report recently by E2, a nonpartisan group that advocates for clean energy and other environmentally friendly policies. The potential benefits are based on the hypothetical construction of an “average-sized” offshore wind farm: One that produces about 350 megawatts of energy …

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