Breaking Today: According to the liberal New York Times, President Biden intends to drastically increase the number of offshore windmills along the coasts of the United States.
“The Biden administration on Monday announced it will designate an area between the South Shore of Long Island and the New Jersey coast as a priority offshore wind zone, in an effort to accelerate a burgeoning industry that has long struggled to gain a foothold in the United States,” according to The New York Times. [emphasis added]
“Officials also announced $3 billion in loan guarantees available to offshore wind projects. The moves come as President Biden prepares an approximately $3 trillion economic recovery package that rests heavily on the construction of electric vehicle charging stations, improved power grids and other infrastructure key to cutting planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
“Separately, the White House is setting a goal of deploying 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind in the United States by 2030 — a goal it claimed will create about 75,000 jobs — and devoting funding already approved by Congress to port infrastructure and transmission development. [emphasis added]
“‘The president recognizes that a thriving offshore wind industry will drive new jobs and economic opportunity up and down the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico and in Pacific waters,’ Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said during a briefing on Monday.”
For more of this report, go to The New York Times.
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The Biden administration is moving to designate a swath of ocean between New York and New Jersey to be a priority zone for offshore wind projects. https://t.co/PvgUhS3CoF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 29, 2021