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Biden Administration Sets National 30-GW Offshore Wind Target

March 29, 2021


The Biden administration on March 29 laid out a spate of measures to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind in the U.S. by 2030, an ambitious target that will require a vast scale-up in investment and build-out of the still latent power subsector. But if achieved, the target would unlock “a pathway” to 110 GW by 2050, administration officials said.

The bold goal unveiled jointly by the Departments of Interior, Energy, Commerce, and Transportation under a “whole-of-government approach” on Monday is the first concrete action following President Joe Biden’s Jan. 27 “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” which offered a specific goal of doubling offshore wind by 2030.

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