May 2, 2023 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts energy officials are requesting bids from developers for the next round of offshore wind construction in state waters. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.
“It’s time to go big on offshore wind,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “If we’re going to meet the state’s ambitious climate goals, we need to seriously ramp up the development of renewable energy, and responsibly sited offshore wind is crucial. Fossil fuels like natural gas pollute our air and worsen the climate crisis, and this is yet another step towards leaving them in the past where they belong.”
According to today’s announcement, this RFP would lead to offshore wind projects supplying 25% of the state’s electricity demand. It also requires projects to support environmental justice communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution for decades.
CLF experts are available for further comment.