Right now, the federal government is reviewing the first large-scale offshore wind energy project in the nation (the 800 MW Vineyard Wind), and they need to hear from activists like you. Add your name to this petition to U.S. Secretary of Interior Bernhardt, urging him to grow the offshore wind industry.
Offshore wind is the biggest lever we can pull to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, address the climate crisis, meet our energy needs, and grow our economy simultaneously. Harnessing its potential could help drive a green and just recovery by creating tens of thousands of jobs in the next decade, establishing our region as a hub for clean-tech development and deployment, expanding the market for local renewables, and saving ratepayers billions of dollars.
The Vineyard Wind project meets high standards of wildlife protection and environmental mitigation and will kick-start a game-changing local clean energy transition. With nearly a dozen wind projects in the queue for federal review, and the potential retirement of several fossil-fuel plants that collectively provide power to five million homes in the region, we need to support rapid and responsible offshore wind power.
Your voice could help power the transition to our clean energy future.