Some quick Massachusetts perspective on this week’s national offshore wind news.

When Massachusetts passed its energy bill in 2016, it was America’s largest-ever commitment to offshore wind (400 MW request for proposals due in April, with 1,600 MW by 2027). But just this month, New Jersey has announced plans for an 1,100 MW ask (and 3,200 MW by 2030) and New York announced plans for 800 MW over the next two years and 2,400 MW by 2030:

Gov. Baker’s administration has so far resisted calls from the Environmental League of Massachusetts (NWF’s state affiliate) and others to significantly speed up the timeline in hopes of delivering clean energy faster and getting a leg up on jobs as the United States supply chain ramps up.

Miles Grant

Director of communications

National Wildlife Federation