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Offshore wind must be a significant pillar of US’ evolving net zero energy portfolio

The American sector’s acceleration in the last two years is consigning decades of slow-rolling progress to history , writes Stephanie McClellan, but taking this resource ‘to game-changing scale, ensuring its impact is as positive and deep as its uptake is broad’ is the challenge at hand.

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‘Build up – and right’ | New US offshore wind advocacy body launches to speed first 100GW

A new US advocacy body has been launched to spearhead a civil society-minded national agenda for American offshore wind power that answers the country’s current climate, economic, equity and environmental challenges.

The organisation, Turn Forward, to be led by sector veteran Stephanie McClellan, aims to work with the federal and state governments to create a plan by 2025 for construction of 100GW-plus of sea-based plant, along “with strong policies in place to maximise benefits to communities and workers and ensure environmental protections as the renewable energy source is developed”.

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A new offshore wind player

A new U.S. offshore wind advocacy group launches today that backers say adds a fresh dimension to support for expanding the nascent energy source, Ben writes.

Driving the news: The nonprofit Turn Forward will “advance a shared, multi-stakeholder vision for American offshore wind power that meets today’s climate, economic, equity and environmental challenges.”

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“Turn Forward” Launched to Advocate for Ambitious, Shared Vision of U.S. Offshore Wind Expansion

Turn Forward, an independent, non-profit offshore wind advocacy organization, launched today to advance a shared, multi-stakeholder vision for American offshore wind power that meets today’s climate, economic, equity and environmental challenges. The new organization will work with a broad array of stakeholders to build momentum for policies and projects that significantly expand offshore wind generation, deliver game-changing benefits to workers and communities, and protect marine and coastal resources.

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U.S. Coastal Residents Strongly Support Offshore Wind

By wide margins, offshore wind is popular among U.S. coastal residents, with seven in 10 voters in support of expanding offshore wind energy and majorities seeing it as beneficial in addressing climate change and improving the economy, a new poll from Nexus Polling and Turn Forward finds.

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