Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced its Record of Decision approving the Revolution Wind project, which will be built off the coast of southern New England. Turn Forward commended the dedicated and collaborative cross-sector leadership that advanced this new project and the clean, domestically-produced energy it will provide for residents of Rhode Island and Connecticut.
“With the addition of Revolution Wind to the Northeast’s burgeoning wind industry, the Biden-Harris administration and leaders in Rhode Island and Connecticut are helping boost the economy, reduce air pollution, and advance a critical climate solution. Revolution Wind will create more than 1,500 good-paying jobs and power hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses with clean, secure offshore wind energy,” saidÂ Stephanie McClellan, Executive Director of Turn Forward. “We applaud the leadership of federal, state, and local officialsÂ forÂ championing this vital project. Ongoing collaboration of labor, environmental, and community groups in the development of offshore wind projects is helping to maximize the benefits of this transformational and homegrown clean energy source while protecting marine wildlife and coastal resources.”
Once completed, Revolution Wind’s 65 turbines will power more thanÂ 350,000 Rhode Island and Connecticut householdsÂ and is expected to create more than 1,500 good-paying jobs. As the fourth commercial-scale offshore wind project approved in federal waters, Revolution Wind will help Connecticut and Rhode Island meet their ambitious clean energy goals, spur investment in local communities, safeguard the air, water, and wildlife, and help the U.S. achieve energy independence.
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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