Phil Murphy wants to double offshore wind power goal for New Jersey

Murphy, Gore at signing of offshore wind executive order

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday that would more than double his offshore wind power goal for New Jersey.

The order would increase the goal to 7,500 megawatts by 2035, from 3,500 set for 2030.

Murphy made the announcement with former Vice President Al Gore, a clean energy advocate, at a news conference in Jersey City at Liberty Science Center.

“Think about it for a second — when we meet this goal, our offshore winds will generate enough electricity to power more than 3.2 million New Jersey homes,” Murphy said, to applause from environmentalists and labor groups …

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