October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - The United States plans to organize up to seven offshore wind auctions over the next four years and will expand their ambitions to areas yet to be developed such as off the coast of California and in the Gulf of Mexico, a manager said on Wednesday.e of the Biden administration.
The announcement comes as the administration seeks to bolster the nascent industry as part of the 'a plan to fight climate change by decarbonizing the electricity sector by 2035.
The US Bureau of Energy Management Ocean Energy (BOEM), the interior ministry's pision that oversees offshore wind permits, will hold up to seven sales leases by 2025 in the Gulf of Maine, Mexico and offshore coasts california carolines oregon said secretary deb haaland during a boston industry event keynote.
l ' administration is also continuing sales in the New York Bight, an area of shallow water between New Jersey and Long Island, New York, and the central Atlantic. So far, most offshore wind leases have been issued for waters off the coast ofhe northeastern states.
"I look forward to our future together and so making much progress that we will be unstoppable ", Haaland said at the American Clean Power Association's wind energy conference.
President Joe Biden established earlier this year a goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy - enough to power 10 million homes - by 2030. BOEM aims to review at least 16 plans for offshore wind projects by 2025.
This build would be extremely fast for a country that only authorized its first commercial-scale offshore wind farm this year.
In her speech, Haaland said that the administration would take a decision in the coming weeks on what the nati would be on Orsted 's second big project, (ORSTED.CO) South Fork wind farm in the waters between Rhode Island and Long Island . Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Sandra Maler and Alistair Bell
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