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    U.S. to Hold First Pacific Offshore Wind Sale

    U.S. to Hold First Pacific Offshore Wind Sale

    The U.S. government will hold its first ever West Coast lease sale for offshore wind power, the Department of the Interior announced Tuesday.  The Biden administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will lease land off the Northern and Central California coast on December 6. In addition to being the country’s first Pacific coast sale, […]

    Biden Announces Floating Offshore Wind Projects That Could Power 5 Million Homes

    Biden Announces Floating Offshore Wind Projects That Could Power 5 Million Homes

    The Biden administration committed Thursday to build enough floating offshore wind capacity by 2035 to power 5 million homes. The 15GW by 2035 target is in addition to the administration’s goal of installing 30GW of traditional offshore wind by 2030. Floating offshore wind is still an emerging technology, producing 0.2% of global offshore wind power, […]

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    The Biden administration is teaming up with 11 East Coast states to boost offshore wind energy.  The new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership will bolster President Joe Biden’s goal of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. This will generate 77,000 new jobs and power 10 million homes while working towards the administration’s plan […]

    An Introduction to the State of Wind Power in the U.S.

    An Introduction to the State of Wind Power in the U.S.

    By Philip Warburg Advances in technology, improved economics and broad political support are making wind power a formidable twenty-first century energy resource. Top-ranking Denmark draws 41 percent of its electricity from wind; Ireland follows with 28 percent; the European Union as a whole gets 14 percent of its power from wind. America’s wind farms currently […]

    World’s Largest Wind Turbines to Power 16,000 Homes Each

    World’s Largest Wind Turbines to Power 16,000 Homes Each

    The world’s largest offshore wind farm will now be powered with the world’s largest wind turbine, The Guardian reported Tuesday. The new turbines, built by GE Renewable Energy, are 220 meters (approximately 722 feet) high, nearly 300 feet taller than the London Eye. They have blades more than 100 meters (approximately 328 feet) long and […]