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Biden Admin Partners with 11 States to Boost Offshore Wind Capacity

The Biden administration is partnering up with 11 East Coast states to work on expanding offshore wind energy.

The new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership goes hand in hand with President Biden’s goal of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. The aim is to generate 77,000 new jobs and power for 10 million homes. 

According to EcoWatch, the administration’s plan is to bring the nation’s power sector to net-zero by 2035.

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“The partnership will support efforts to provide Americans with cleaner and cheaper energy, create good-paying jobs, and make historic investments in new American energy supply chains, manufacturing, shipbuilding, and servicing,” the White House said in a statement Thursday. 

The first aim of the newfound partnership is to improve the supply chain for offshore wind energy. This will include building more manufacturing plants for materials needed to build offshore wind farms, as well as adapting ports to handle offshore wind operations.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jeniffer M. Granholm said that states and the federal government working together can speed up the development of the national offshore wind industry and get the country to the clean energy future faster. 

Nikola uses his background in electrical engineering to break down complex sustainability topics for GreenCitizen's readers. He is a firm believer in environmental conservation, which he practices daily through recycling and home-grown food. He enjoys hiking, engaging in white-water sports, and collecting pocket knives.


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