Block Island Wind Farm. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL

Five Months into the Biden Administration: A Whirlwind of Federal Action on Offshore Wind

To date, the Biden Administration has taken a variety of actions to accelerate offshore wind development. Federal agencies have identified new wind energy areas, facilitated environmental review for projects, and supported additional research. Activities abound on the east, west, and gulf coasts.

Offshore Wind Solicitations Address Equity

Energy equity has become an increasing priority at both the national and state levels. As offshore wind moves into a major development phase, ensuring that it advances energy equity and environmental justice is essential.

New York State announces second offshore wind solicitation for up to 2,500 MW of projects

New York State issued its second offshore wind solicitation for 1,700 MW up to 2,500 MW—the largest such solicitation in the United States.

Historic, Record-breaking Offshore Wind Lease Auction

Equinor Wind, Mayflower Wind, and Vineyard Wind are the three provisional winners of last Friday’s BOEM competitive wind energy area lease auction.

Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Set the Stage for Further Clean Energy Development

In December 2016, Rhode Island became home to North America’s first offshore wind farm with the successful installation and operation of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm.

Northeast Sets Course for Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind

On Wednesday, August 1st, three Massachusetts electric utilities filed long-term contracts with the Department of Public Utilities for the largest procurement of offshore wind in U.S. history.
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