We thank the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island for their work to identify the offshore transmission infrastructure necessary to meet our offshore wind goals. Offshore wind energy presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance our climate goals, if developed in an environmentally responsible manner, with high road labor standards and attention to environmental justice. The strategic buildout of an offshore transmission network is an opportunity to not only meet our climate goals, but also ensure electric reliability for coastal and inland communities alike. Further, a well-planned offshore network could reduce the amount of onshore termination points, re-employ workers who have seen job loss in the incumbent energy sector, and streamline interconnects, while reducing impact for critical habitats.
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