Murphy announces offshore-wind registry to pair investors, companies

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – On a day when offshore-wind advocates touted the sector’s future, Gov. Phil Murphy said the state would create a registry to partner investors with New Jersey companies seeking to cash in on the emerging industry.

The announcement, at a packed house of industry leaders at a conference in New York City, came as executives lauded state efforts to move the energy sector to much greater reliance on renewable energy, like wind and solar, as the Murphy administration aims to do.

“There’s no question the technology exists to get to 100 percent renewables (a target set by Murphy for 2050),’’ said Steve Dayney, an executive at Siemens Gamesa, an offshore wind-turbine manufacturer …

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