Offshore wind power holds enormous promise for New York State. The waters off the Rockaways alone could generate up to 700 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 245,000 homes. And this is the moment to make it happen. The Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has declared that New York State is their “number one priority” to make utility-scale offshore wind power a reality in the United States.
Sane Energy Project is encouraging both New York City and New York State to make solid commitments to purchase offshore wind power in 2016 and beyond.
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Sometimes, we have to kill the bad ideas before the good ideas can take hold. In January, 2015, we presented this powerpoint to the NY City Council, outlining the advantages of offshore wind over a proposed fossil fuel project, which was later vetoed due to our coalition efforts.
We convened a roundtable on offshore wind power in the summer of 2015 in which we explored the impacts of offshore wind and strategies for working toward the ultimate goal of bringing offshore wind power to New York State. The findings of that gathering continue to inform our strategy for both New York City and New York State.
In addition, we are working to ensure that New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio meets his impressive commitment to power New York City buildings via 100% renewable energy by incorporating the enormous potential of offshore wind. Please see our coalition letter here.