The Portsmouth City Council passed a resolution calling on Governor Sununu to start the process for bringing offshore wind to New Hampshire. This would mean requesting a task force from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The Task Force would survey the coast of New Hampshire and speak with the community to determine the viability of an offshore wind farm in New Hampshire. If it seemed viable the task force would start a leasing process.
We need to transition toward renewable energy because of the harmful effects fossil fuels are having on our climate. The construction of an offshore wind farm in NH could bring new good paying jobs to New Hampshire and stimulate our economy. Durham and Dover have already passed resolutions supporting offshore wind and Lee will be voting on a warrant article in support of offshore wind in March.
During the campaign trail Governor Sununu said he would request an offshore wind task force if there was community support for it. 350 New Hampshire along with the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League and ECHO Action are working to pass resolutions, rally businesses, and find partner organizations to show the governor there is support for offshore wind.