Thanks in part to our advocacy and action, the nation now has an operational wind farm off the Rhode Island coast and another in Virginia set to go by the end of 2020. But it’s just the beginning.
In order to have the confidence they need to invest in new wind projects and infrastructure -- which can take years to build -- wind developers need to know that they can count on selling the clean, renewable power their projects produce for the long haul. That’s where our states and governors come in.
State leaders have the power to forge long-term agreements committing their state to get more of their energy from offshore wind. Our Go Big on Offshore Wind campaign is asking the governors of five states, from California to North Carolina, to make these commitments and turn them into action. States on the East Coast have already set a goal of procuring almost 30GW of offshore wind by 2035. That's a great start, and we can do more. By 2025, we want to see a nationwide total of 50 GW in offshore wind commitments - enough to power 25 million homes.