Interior Announces Largest Competitive Lease Sale

Six companies rent 488,000 acres for offshore wind.

The Department of the Interior announced that six companies won bids distributing leases for 488,000 acres of offshore wind energy production in the New York Bight. The six leases combined total $4.37 billion, the most ever spent on any federal lease. The DOI estimates that offshore wind efforts will create $109 billion in revenue over the course of the next decade.

“This week’s offshore wind sale makes one thing clear: the enthusiasm for the clean energy economy is undeniable and it’s here to stay,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “The investments we are seeing today will play an important role in delivering on the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to tackle the climate crisis and create thousands of good-paying, union jobs across the nation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she oversees the stewardship of national lands.
  • For U.S. energy officials as they promote and implement renewable energy policies.
  • For the president and his energy advisors as they craft federal energy programs.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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