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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Hamptons Love Green Energy. But That Wind Farm?

By Debra West Photo: Johnny Milano for The New York Times

This affluent enclave on the East End of Long Island is steeped in eco-conscious pride, with strict water quality and land preservation rules and an abundance of electric cars on the roads.


Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S.

By Stanley Reed and Ivan Penn Photo: Tony Luong for The New York Times

The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.


Offshore Wind Farm Leases Draw Few Bids From Wary Industry

By Diane Cardwell Photo: Andrew Yates , Reuters

Not too long ago, in 2013, the Obama administration began auctioning off leases for offshore wind farms up and down the Eastern Seaboard, hoping to spur a nascent industry.