Washington – The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will support the development of seven offshore wind farms on the east and west coasts and the Gulf of Mexico to introduce 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030. 10 million families.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is at a wind farm in Boston, where her division will lease and sell projects in Maine, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, and Carolina, California, Oregon, and the Gulf by 2025. He said that he wanted to hold. of Mexico.
Officials said that if approved and built, the project could avoid about 78 million metric tons of global warming carbon dioxide emissions.
“The Home Office is presenting an ambitious roadmap to tackle climate change, creating high-paying jobs and accelerating the government’s plan to accelerate the nation’s transition to a clean energy future. ” Harland said. “We have the big goal of achieving a clean energy economy, and the interior is at that.”
In addition to offshore wind, the Interior Ministry is working with other federal agencies to increase renewable energy generation on public lands, with a goal of at least 25 gigawatts of onshore renewable energy from wind and solar power by 2025.
Amanda Lefton, director of the Harland and Marine Energy Management Department, said officials want to minimize potential conflict with fishing groups and other marine users as much as possible. “This means engaging quickly and frequently with all stakeholders before identifying a new wind power sector,” Lefton said in a statement.
According to the White House, President Joe Biden has set a goal of introducing 30 gigawatts (30,000 MW) of offshore wind power to the United States by 2030.
This year, the agency completed a review of construction and operating plans for a vineyard-style project off the Massachusetts coast. The agency is considering nine additional projects, including the South Fork Wind Farm near Long Island in New York and the Ocean Wind Project off New Jersey.
Vineyard Wind is expected to generate approximately 800 MW and Southfork about 132 MW. The largest project, Ocean Wind, has a total capacity of 1,100 MW, enough energy to power 500,000 homes in New Jersey.
The administration has promised to handle another 13 projects currently under federal review by 2025.
The Marine Energy Agency is supporting offshore wind projects in shallow waters near Long Island and New Jersey. According to a recent study, the sector could support 25,000 development and construction works by 2030, Interior said.
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