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The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend wholehearted support to the development of offshore projects.

Announcing two wind energy leasing areas totaling nearly 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said the administration “supports an all-of-the-above energy policy and using every tool available to achieve American energy dominance.”

“The proposed sale area has tremendous offshore wind energy potential and the responsible development of it continues to play a big role in the Administration’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” he said.

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