Biden officials green-light nation’s first big offshore wind project

The U.S. took a major step towards establishing a domestic offshore wind sector by approving the proposed Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts. The 800-megawatt project will be the first large-scale wind project to be built in federal waters and is expected to create 3,600 new jobs. Once complete, Vineyard will produce enough clean energy to power over 400,000 homes and businesses. 

“The project, which will span dozens of turbines, is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables…The White House is keen to advance multiple projects that are already in the pipeline and expand areas offered for development… 

‘Today’s offshore wind project announcement demonstrates that we can fight the climate crisis, while creating high-paying jobs and strengthening our competitiveness at home and abroad,’ Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a statement.”

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