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Offshore wind has the potential to make double the amount of electricity currently used in the U.S.
Massachusetts has no fossil energy reserves but does have abundant fuel in the form of wind and water.
Massachusetts consumes almost 2x more electricity than in generates.
72% of the New England power plants retired since 2013 were located in Massachusetts.
Renewable energy has to be scaled up 6 times faster to keep global warming under 2° C.
99.6% of all energy storage installed in Massachusetts comes from hydroelectric pumped storage.
Renewable energy now costs less than building gas, coal and nuclear power.
Massachusetts is the only state with a regulation to meet peak energy demand with direct or battery charged renewables power.
U.S. offshore wind will support up to 83,000 jobs by 2030.
Offshore wind is already driving U.S. investment to the tune of $1.3 billion.
Wind Turbine Service Technician is the fastest growing occupation in the United States.
The climate benefits of one offshore wind turbine is the equivalent of taking 6,000 conventional cars off the road per year.
Offshore wind jobs require a diverse technical workforce spanning an estimated 74 occupations.
80% of Massachusetts voters say the state should rely more on wind power.
Last May, U.S. renewable energy consumption surpassed coal for the first time in 130 years.
An offshore wind tourism market has developed in Europe, ranging from information centers to helicopter and boat tours.
A single offshore wind turbine can power over 5,000 houses per year.
Batteries convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.
Fuel is free when we get our power from offshore wind, solar and hydropower.
Massachusetts has a goal of 1,000 MWh of energy storage by the end of 2025.
A single wind turbine consists of 8,000 precision parts.
Storage technologies like batteries and pumped storage can store renewable power for when the grid needs it.
Tribal lands in the U.S. make up an estimated 2% of the nation’s land mass and contain approximately 5% of the renewable energy potential.
A single offshore wind turbine offsets over 27,000 metric tons of CO2.
The greenhouse gas benefits of one offshore wind turbine is the same as planting over 460,000 tree seedlings and growing them for 10 years.
Offshore wind power will create artificial reef structure that attracts fish and their prey.
Veteran’s fill 9% of solar jobs in the United States.
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