President to Pursue Gulf of Mexico Wind Energy

Project expected to generate power enough for 3 million homes. 

The White House announced on Wednesday that President Biden’s administration will pursue the development of offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico. The new proposed areas for offshore wind generation in the Gulf would represent the first time that wind energy is produced in the Gulf, which is typically a hub for oil and gas production. The White House says this offshore wind development project has the potential to power three million homes. 

President Biden is also directing Deb Haaland, the Interior Secretary, to advance wind energy off the mid- and southern Atlantic coasts and Florida Gulf coast, although the White House did not announce any concrete plans to develop wind energy in these regions. 

The administration doubled the funding for communities to make themselves more resilient to heatwaves and other climate-related hazards including droughts, wildfires and floods, making $2.3 billion available through a Federal Emergency Management Agency program. 

And the administration is releasing new guidance intended to help low income people have access to air conditioning. The new guidance will enable funds meant to assist low income families with energy costs to be put toward community cooling centers and buying or loaning efficient air conditioners to vulnerable people. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as they expand plans for offshore wind energy.
  • For Secretary Haaland as she convalesces and her broken leg heals.
  • For U.S. energy and interior officials as they collaborate on the president’s energy policies.

Sources: The Hill, Bloomberg News


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