Clean Energy

Building the future: Offshore wind industry aims to take advantage of N.J.’s vaunted labor pool

Brett Johnson | ROI-NJ

In New Jersey and elsewhere, the offshore wind sector is blowing up. There are 15 active leases for offshore wind development across the country, representing almost 30 gigawatts of capacity and about 83,000 jobs in the next decade, according to the American Wind Energy Association. And all that capacity will be mostly built out by a labor pool taking its …

Power Edison to set up nation’s largest EV charging site in NJ

Jessica Perry | NJBIZ

Kearny Point Industrial Park is set to host the largest electric vehicle charging hub in the country. Watchung-based Power Edison announced it’s partnering with Hugo Neu Realty Management on the signature project, which will bring more than 200 high-power fast chargers within 10 minutes of the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal and New York City. According to a Nov. 11 announcement, the partners anticipate the …

Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Elected, Union, Environmental, and Private Sector Leaders Break Ground on the New Jersey Wind Port

Office of Governor Phil Murphy | Press Release

Lower Alloways Creek, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, President of the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council Bill Mullen, AECOM Tishman Community Relations Director Flora Ramos, elected officials, union leaders, environmental advocates, private sector partners, and representatives of the offshore wind industry for the groundbreaking of the New …

PSEG and Montclair State Partnership Accelerates Sustainability Solutions

Montclair State University

In a collaborative partnership, Montclair State University and PSEG are helping move New Jersey toward its ambitious energy goals, accelerating education and solutions for clean energy and a greener, sustainable world. With support for sustainability initiatives from the PSEG Foundation to the University dating back to 2009, the most recent $425,000 grant addresses 2050 climate and energy initiatives through the …

ICYMI: NJBPU Approves Nation’s Largest Combined Offshore Wind Award to Atlantic Shores and Ocean Wind II

NJ GOV STAFF | NJ GOV PRESS RELEASE

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today awarded a combined 2,658 MW of offshore wind capacity to EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II, bringing the state’s total planned capacity to over 3,700 MW and moving New Jersey closer to Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035 and 100 percent …

Ørsted to locate N. American digital operations headquarters in Newark — and it’s hiring, too

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

In another move connected to Newark’s strong broadband infrastructure, Ørsted announced Thursday it will open its North American Digital Operations headquarters in Newark. It’s hiring, too. The new office, which will integrate with Ørsted’s other digital operations offices in Europe and Asia, will employ more than 20 Ørsted staff members, including 12-14 new information technology positions the company hopes to fill …

Biden announces massive offshore wind initiative — which is great for N.J.

ROI-NJ Staff | ROI-NJ

Gov. Phil Murphy has been pushing offshore wind energy projects since he took office — saying they are the future of a clean energy economy. On Monday, he got support on the initiative from the highest level: President Joe Biden. The Biden administration announced a massive, coordinated effort to bolster offshore wind projects on the East Coast, saying the goal …

Meet the solar company in Camden County that’s bringing (at least) 500 jobs to N.J.

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

How fast is Vision Solar, a recent startup in Blackwood, growing? Consider this: It did $100 million in revenue in 2020 — and is on pace to exceed its goal of $150 million this year; It plans on adding 500 jobs to its workforce by the end of 2022, but realizes it may have to speed up the timetable because of …

Atlantic Shores, six unions sign agreement to use train and hire N.J. union workers in offshore wind projects

Tom Bergeron (New Jersey) | ROI-NJ

The offshore wind industry in New Jersey is strengthening its connection and partnership with union labor. On Thursday, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind — the 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US — announced a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding with six unions operating in New Jersey as part of its bid submission, committing to help develop and …

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