Biden sets 2030 offshore wind goals

The US government on Monday unveiled plans to bolster offshore wind farms with the aim of supplying energy 30 GW of energy to more than 10m homes by 2030.

The Joe Biden administration said the outlay would stretch to more than $12bn a year to achieve its 2030 goals.

The government plans to designate an offshore wind development zone off the coasts of the New York and New Jersey. Lots will be offered for operation by the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. Just one offshore wind farm is fully operational in the US at the moment, off Rhode Island. Other ones planned are in Virginia, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina are under development.

The Biden administration plans to grant $230m to ports to support offshore wind project development.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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