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, however, in building and erecting turbines and laying transmission lines, is significant. It pays for itself in the long term, so it requires a long-term commitment. That’s where state governors come in.
The governors of Atlantic states have the power to forge long-term commitments to get more of our energy from offshore wind. Our Go Big On Offshore Wind campaign is asking the governors of six states, from Massachusetts to North Carolina, to make these commitments.