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White House Announces Offshore Wind Energy Initiative

It will create jobs and address the climate crisis

Today, the Biden administration announced a massive, coordinated effort to bolster offshore wind energy projects in the United States to jumpstart a "clean energy revolution."

As part of the new initiative which spans multiple government agencies, the Departments of the Interior, Energy and Commerce committed to a shared goal of generating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind in the US by 2030. This target will lead to employing more than 44,000 workers in offshore wind by 2030 and nearly 33,000 additional jobs in communities supported by offshore wind activity, according to a government fact sheet.

The offshore wind announcement comes at a time of intense debate over the future of clean energy and jobs in the United States and as the Biden administration turns its focus to infrastructure and addressing the climate crisis -- two significant campaign promises -- now that the President's coronavirus stimulus package has passed.

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