LETTER: Law would boost offshore wind energy
Posted by Charles Decuir on May 1, 2018 9:50 AM EDT
With the passage of Sen. Steve Sweeney’s Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA) in 2010, New Jersey was set to become a leader in offshore wind. We were going to open up an entire new sector of the economy that would have created good-paying jobs for decades to come; attracted an enormous amount of businesses and capital to the state; and generated cheap, clean energy. Unfortunately, the previous administration failed to follow through and those things never happened, allowing other states on the Eastern Seaboard to surpass us over the past eight years.