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Murphy Boosts New Jersey Offshore Wind Goal 50% From Prior Level

  • Enough energy to power about 10 million homes for one year
  • Unilever, Siemens, Ikea, others sign on to green-jobs pledge
Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order for New Jersey to glean 11,000 megawatts via offshore wind by 2040. The new figure is 50% higher than a prior 2035 goal.

Murphy also pledged to make the state a leader on green jobs, with $10 million directed to support the creation of high-paying employment, particularly among communities affected by illegal dumping and other poor environmental practices of the past. Companies including Unilever, DSM North America Inc., Siemens USA and Ikea signed an agreement to help the state reach its energy and job goals, according to the governor’s office.