Offshore Wind Power to Get Government Boost

Plan could create massive number of jobs.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a new plan to dramatically scale up the use of offshore wind power. The plan’s goal is to generate 30 gigawatts of offshore energy by the end of the decade, which could power homes for 100 million people while reducing emissions by 78 million metric tons, she said. She added that the plan could create tens of thousands of new jobs while transitioning the country to clean energy.

The Interior Department will set up the Wind Energy Areas for the New York Bight, an offshore area stretching from Long Island down the coast of New Jersey that includes nearly 800,000 acres for potential offshore wind farms.

“This area is home to more than 20 million people and is the largest metropolitan population area in the U.S., which translates to a significant demand for energy,” the secretary said. She called the goal a vital part of mitigating environmental crises that she noted disproportionately affect poor and nonwhite communities.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Interior Department’s plan to establish massive wind farms off the Eastern seaboard.
  • For U.S. officials working to reducing emissions and increase green energy sources.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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