The Biden administration is partnering with 11 east coast states to accelerate development of offshore wind facilities and create jobs by supporting a domestic supply chain for the industry, the White House said on June 23.
The move is part of President Joe Biden's push to fight climate change by expanding clean energy technologies. That agenda has been weighed down recently by rising prices, particularly for gasoline.
Offshore wind is a major component of that strategy. The administration has set a goal of reaching 30 gigawatts of capacity by 2030, up from just 42 megawatts currently with two small projects.