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Delaware Wants In on the US Offshore Wind Market

Delaware is ready to rejoin the U.S. offshore wind race.

On August 28, Governor John Carney signed an executive order establishing an Offshore Wind Working Group. The working group is to submit a report to the governor by December 15 with “recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to serve Delaware, and plans to develop job opportunities in the offshore wind industry.”

The group was also tasked with drafting any necessary legislation, including possible amendments to Delaware’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which requires utilities to procure 25 percent of their load from renewable resources by 2025.

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