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N.Y. Offshore Wind Sites to Be Auctioned in Biden Power Push (1)

June 11, 2021, 3:23 PM

The U.S. plans to auction eight lease areas for offshore wind power in the shallow stretch of the Atlantic between New York’s Long Island and New Jersey.

The proposed sites offer the potential for as much as 7 gigawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 2.6 million homes, the Interior Department said in a statement Friday.

President Joe Biden has laid out an ambitious planto deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, and this would be the first competitive offshore wind lease sale under his administration. Biden’s proposed infrastructure initiatives have stressed that shifting to clean ...

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