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The plan envisions 86 gigawatts of electricity generated by offshore wind by 2050, which could reduce U.S. emissions by 1.8 percent, support approximately 160,000 jobs and power 23 million homes. America's first 30-megawatt wind farm off of Rhode Island is expected to begin operating in early November.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management-defined areas for potential renewable energy development as of August 2016.Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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