Slow but steady progress for offshore wind development on the West Coast

The Biden administration has been pushing to expand offshore wind energy in the U.S., with a stated goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. This year has already seen significant strides toward reaching that goal, including a historic $4.37 billion competitive lease sale in the New York Bight, on Feb. 25. However, development on the West Coast is significantly lagging the East Coast for a variety of reasons, including the need for different technology and lack of state mandates for procuring energy from…


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