Biden Administration Announces Major Expansion of Offshore Wind

Offshore wind has the potential to power thousands of homes and businesses in the coming years. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

March 29, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – Earlier today, the Biden Administration announced plans for a large expansion of the nation’s offshore wind efforts. Officials announced a goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by the end of the decade, along with new investments in research, new loan programs, and efforts to speed up permitting and development of wind projects. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“After four years of Trump obstructing clean energy and promoting dirty fuels at every turn, President Biden’s focus on offshore wind comes not a moment too soon,” said Bradley Campbell, President of CLF. “Wind has the potential to power our homes, our green economy, and our transition away from polluting fossil fuels for good. However, projects must be responsibly sited to protect ocean life as well. Today’s announcement should be a boon to New England’s nascent wind industry and a strong start to the administration’s pledge to have a zero-emission grid by 2035.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.