Offshore Wind Proponent Murphy Joins Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition

Source: By Michelle Froese, Windpower • Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018

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Gov. Phil Murphy

The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition has welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., as its newest member.

The bipartisan group of governors aims to further develop the U.S.’ wind and solar resources. The other governors are from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia and Washington.

“It’s an honor to have Governor Murphy as a coalition member,” states Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., chairman of the coalition. “Governor Murphy already has an extraordinary record of accomplishment. Within weeks of taking office, he took action to develop New Jersey’s vast offshore wind energy resources – steps that will provide decades of economic development and emissions free energy to the Garden State.”

 Gov. John Carney, D-Del., coalition vice chairman, adds, “As the governor of a coastal state with offshore wind energy resources, I look forward to working closely with Governor Murphy and other coastal governors to expand offshore wind development and to collaborating with states across the nation to open new markets for wind and solar energy. Renewable energy expansion creates jobs, diversifies our energy sources and ensures long-term energy affordability.”

“Strengthening New Jersey’s commitment to renewable energy and growing our clean energy economy has been a focal point for my administration,” says Murphy. “I look forward to working with Governor Bullock, Governor Carney and other coalition colleagues to help the wind and solar industries diversify our nation’s energy portfolio, enhance environmental quality and support economic development in our states.”