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Sign the Petition to Support Empire Wind

I would like to express my support for offshore wind. As New York moves towards its nation leading climate goals, projects like Empire Wind and Beacon Wind will play a major part in providing the renewable energy needed to meet the state’s 9 GW mandate. Empire Wind will bring renewable energy from off the Long Island coast to New York. This project has the potential to l power over 1 million New York homes. Our other project, Beacon Wind 1, has the potential to power an additional 1 million New York homes, in total accounting for 1/3 of the state’s offshore wind mandate. These three projects will allow New York to retire fossil fuel plants and the expected reduction in emissions will be equivalent to removing 1.3 million cars from New York’s roadways.

This transformational project will create an estimated $3 billion in economic benefits for the State of New York as well as also creating a US based supply chain for offshore wind, putting New York small businesses to work. We will once again not only make things in America but make them right here in the Empire State. This project will also create thousands of good paying jobs to both build the project and maintain it, but also in support roles, such as manufacturing and shipping.

I am proud to say that communities across New York are playing such a key role in bringing offshore wind power to New York. I am happy to support the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects.