Washington, D.C. — Today, the Department of the Interior approved the U.S.’s ninth commercial-scale offshore wind project with the release of a Record of Decision for Atlantic Shores South, located off the coast of New Jersey. The project’s two proposed wind energy facilities, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1 and 2, would generate enough clean energy to power nearly one million homes.

“The Biden-Harris administration’s recent approval of the nation’s ninth offshore wind project is a key advancement for our growing offshore wind industry and will bring the benefits of clean energy to even more Americans,” said Catherine Bowes, Senior Director of Strategy & Advocacy for Turn Forward. “Atlantic Shores South and the many offshore wind projects in development are transforming communities by creating family-sustaining jobs, catalyzing  economic investment, increasing grid reliability, and ensuring American energy security. Turn Forward thanks local, state, and federal leaders for their commitment to this vital clean energy solution.”

Atlantic Shores South has a labor agreement with six New Jersey unions, providing opportunities for local workers and their communities. New Jersey businesses are already contributing to the offshore wind supply chain across the country. U.S. offshore wind is gaining momentum from recent milestones and successes, strengthening an already booming workforce that, with the announcement, will expand to support tens of thousands of good-paying jobs.


Turn Forward is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing an ambitious vision for American offshore wind power that meets today’s climate, economic, equity, and environmental challenges.

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