TRENTON, N.J. – Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 died suddenly on Oct. 31, 2023, following a four-year battle with New Jersey Republicans, environmentalists, the fishing industry, shore residents and many, many more. They will be missed only by Gov. Phil Murphy and progressives who spent billions trying to keep them alive to advance their unrealistic energy agenda. In tribute to their brief, but turbulent existence, Assembly Republicans released an “In Memoriam” video Thursday. In lieu of additional government bailouts, please click, comment and share.
Orsted, the Danish wind developer backing Gov. Murphy’s goals to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050, pulled out of its two offshore wind projects on Oct. 31. Ocean Wind 1, a 98-wind turbine grid project, was approved by the Murphy administration in 2019. It would have been located southeast of Ocean City and produced enough power for about 500,000 homes. A second project, Ocean Wind 2, would have powered an additional 500,000 homes and was under development in waters south and west of the first project.