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Biden Opens California’s Coast to Wind Farms

By Coral Davenport Photo: Kayana Szymczak , The New York Times

The notion of wind farms churning in the Pacific Ocean, creating clean energy to power homes and businesses, has long been dismissed because of logistical challenges posed by a deep ocean floor and opposition from the military, which prefers no obstacles for its Navy ships.

10/13/21
                                                               

Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline

By Coral Davenport Photo: Kayana Szymczak

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday a plan to develop large-scale wind farms along nearly the entire coastline of the United States, the first long-term strategy from the government to produce electricity from offshore turbines.

10/13/21
                                                               

Five months into the Biden Administration: A whirlwind of federal action on offshore wind

By Georgena Terry

In late March, President Joe Biden announced an offshore wind goal of 30 GW by 2030 in a manner that protects environmental assets and creates employment. Through a coordinated multi-agency approach, Biden plans to fast track the deployment of utility scale offshore wind. The focus will be on the creation of well-paying jobs, infrastructure investment, and R&D activities.

06/21/21
                                                               

For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Pat O'Malley , The New York Times

The Biden administration on Friday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to develop offshore wind farms in shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its push to transition the nation to renewable energy.

06/11/21
                                                               

Offshore Wind Farms Show What Biden’s Climate Plan Is Up Against

By Ivan Penn Photo: Eze Amos

A constellation of 5,400 offshore wind turbines meet a growing portion of Europe’s energy needs. The United States has exactly seven.

The U.S. has fallen way behind Europe partly because of an old shipping law and opposition from homeowners and fishing groups.

06/07/21
                                                               

A renewable energy ‘breakthrough’

By Coral Davenport Photo: Kayana Szymczak , The New York Times

The offshore wind industry has boomed in parts of the world, particularly near the coasts of Norway and the United Kingdom, but not off the West Coast of the United States. This week, the Biden administration took an important step toward changing that.

05/26/21
                                                               

A breakthrough for U.S. wind power

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Chang W. Lee , The New York Times

The Biden administration has promised to build up the offshore wind industry, and this week it began to make good on that pledge by granting final approval to the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, about 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

05/25/21
                                                               

Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

By Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer Photo: Phil Noble , Reuters

The Biden administration on Monday announced a plan to vastly expand the use of offshore wind power along the East Coast, aiming to tap a potentially huge new source of renewable energy that has so far struggled to gain acceptance in the United States.

05/25/21
                                                               

Interior Department approves first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S.

By Joshua Partlow Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP

The Biden administration on Tuesday approved the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, a project that envisions building 62 turbines off Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and creating enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

05/11/21
                                                               

New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts in Bid to Reduce Emissions

By Ivan Penn Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

New York State, which last month passed an ambitious law to reduce the emissions that cause climate change, said Thursday that it had reached an agreement for two large offshore wind projects.

07/18/19