Biden Administration Advances Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Biden Administration is taking coordinated steps to support rapid offshore wind deployment and job creation by advancing ambitious wind energy projects to create good-paying, union jobs; investing in American infrastructure to strengthen the domestic supply chain and deploy offshore wind energy; and supporting critical research and development and data sharing.

These efforts include the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) new priority wind energy area in the New York Bight—an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast—which a recent study from Wood Mackenzie shows can support up to 25,000 development and construction jobs from 2022 to 2030, as well as an additional 7,000 jobs in communities supported by this development. This new wind energy area is adjacent to the greater metropolitan Tri-State area— the largest metropolitan population center in the United States that is home to more than 20 million people and their energy needs.

Source: The White House

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