Orsted Delays First Wind Farm Until 2026

August 31, 2023 — Congressman Van Drew released the following statement after Orsted announced that it will be delaying its Ocean Wind I project until 2026.

“While this is a victory, we cannot take the pressure off of these companies. Offshore wind projects have been nothing more than money grabs for global elites,” said Congressman Van Drew. “Once the facts presented themselves, the people of South Jersey began to speak out. Today is a culmination of that effort, but we won’t stop here.

“These projects are profit-driven, damaging to our oceans, negatively impact our national security, and cause utility bills to skyrocket. I will continue to fight for the people of South Jersey, and I am proud to stand arm-in-arm with them in this fight.”