Interior Proposes Second Offshore Wind Sale in Gulf of Mexico

410,060 acre lease proposed near Louisiana and Texas

The Department of the Interior (DOI) released its proposal last month to lease 410,060 acres in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore wind development. If approved, this would be the second lot established off the coast of Louisiana and Texas to be put up for auction for offshore wind companies. At full capacity, the area could contain enough wind turbines to power an estimated 1.2 million homes.

“Today’s announcement is another step forward in the Biden-Harris administration’s pursuit of building a clean energy future and permitting 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “We are taking action to jumpstart America’s offshore wind industry and using American innovation to deliver reliable, affordable power to homes and businesses, while also addressing the climate crisis.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Haaland as she facilitates the development of offshore wind energy.
  • For Interior Department officials to be led by God as they propose alternative energy producing projects.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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