Mar 19, 2021 | News Story

Climate Jobs New York Update: We Support the Public Service Commission’s Approval of the South Fork Wind Cable Landing!

This week, Climate Jobs New York and allies issued the following statement on the PSC’s approval of the South Fork Wind Project’s cable landing: “As groups representing local civic, environmental advocacy, labor and the business community, we collectively believe that the advancement of offshore wind projects, such as South Fork Wind, are among the most powerful tools to help New York transition to a cleaner, greener and more resilient clean energy economy. The Public Service Commission’s (PSC) approval today of the project’s cable landing is another milestone along the path to South Fork Wind becoming New York's first offshore wind farm, and we applaud their thorough review and approval of this historic project.

When complete, South Fork Wind will provide enough clean energy to power more than 70,000 homes – reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, and helping the state meet its commitment to clean energy. We have stood side-by-side and championed this project because its success is directly tied to the ability of New York to achieve its goals of combating climate change with 100% clean energy, including at least 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind, and because it will create good union jobs in our communities." Click here for the full statement.