Once wind farms are in operation, the fuel is free: Nobody can charge you for the wind. The Atlantic Coast is especially well-suited for wind power, with shallow waters and millions of people living close to shore. The upfront investment in building and erecting turbines and laying transmission lines, however, is significant. It pays for itself in the long term, so the project requires a long-term commitment. That’s where our states and governors come in.
State leaders have the power to forge long-term agreements committing Atlantic states to getting more of our energy from offshore wind. Our Go Big On Offshore Wind campaign is asking the governors of six states, from Maine to Georgia, to make these commitments.