New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has launched his state to the top of the US offshore wind leaderboard with an executive order raising its mandate to 11GW by 2040, besting neighbouring New York’s 2035 goal of 9GW.

Making the announcement, Murphy lauded the state's “renewed and strengthened commitment” to offshore wind development, asserting this was a testament to his administration's understanding that despite successes to date “there is always more that we can do to make New Jersey more sustainable while further advancing the state’s economic vitality”.