US to hold largest-ever offshore wind farm auction next month

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 the Block Island Wind Farm, pictured, which was Only 1 offshore upwind workplace is presently afloat operational successful the United States: the Block Island Wind Farm, pictured, which was completed astatine the extremity of 2016 disconnected the authorities of Rhode Island and susceptible of producing 30 megawatts.

The US authorities announced Wednesday it volition auction much than 480,000 acres disconnected the coasts of New York and New Jersey to physique upwind farms arsenic portion of its run to proviso renewable vigor to much than 10 cardinal homes by 2030.

Offshore upwind developers volition bid February 23 connected six areas successful the New York Bight—the astir tons ever offered successful a azygous auction—which could make betwixt 5.6 to 7 gigawatts of energy, capable to powerfulness 2 cardinal homes, the Interior Department said.

"We are astatine an inflection constituent for home offshore upwind vigor development. We indispensable prehend this moment—and we indispensable bash it together," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said successful a statement.

The auction volition beryllium the archetypal nether President Joe Biden, whose medication aims to physique arsenic galore arsenic to 7 large offshore and reappraisal plans for astatine slightest 16 others on the US coasts.

The effort is portion of Washington's combat against , and the Biden medication says the upwind concern would chopped 78 cardinal tons of c dioxide emissions and make tens of thousands of jobs.

The auction comes aft the authorities governments of New York and New Jersey announced plans to instal 16 gigawatts of offshore upwind powerfulness by 2035, the largest specified committedness successful the country, the Interior Department said.

Only 1 is presently afloat operational successful the United States: the Block Island Wind Farm, completed astatine the extremity of 2016 disconnected the authorities of Rhode Island and susceptible of producing 30 megawatts.



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