Biden Administration Plans Major Reboot for US Offshore Wind Power
March 29, 2020
Offshore wind — in which gigantic wind turbines located in waters off the coast churn out electricity to power homes and businesses onshore — can expand non-carbon emitting electrical generation. It also stands to drive job creation. But as land-based wind farms have flourished in recent years, offshore wind has yet to take off in the US. The nation currently has just one operational offshore commercial wind farm. That is set to change as the White House embarks on the goal of deploying enough offshore windmills to power millions of American homes — 30 gigawatts — by 2030. Hitting that target would directly employ more than 44,000 people, with thousands more jobs created by increased economic activity in nearby communities, the Biden Administration says.
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