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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:58 PM

Biden targets big offshore wind energy expansion to fight climate change

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Source: Reuters

COMMODITIES MARCH 29, 2021 12:16 PM UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

By Richard Valdmanis 2 MIN READ

(Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that it has set a goal to vastly expand the nation’s offshore wind energy capacity in the coming decade by opening new areas to development, speeding environmental permitting, and boosting public financing for projects.

The plan is part of Biden’s broader effort to rapidly transition the U.S. economy to net zero greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, a politically controversial agenda that Republicans say could bring economic ruin but which Democrats say can create jobs while protecting the environment.

“President Biden believes we have an enormous opportunity in front of us to not only address the threats of climate change, but use it as a chance to create millions of good-paying, union jobs,” National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy said in announcing the plan. “Nowhere is the scale of that opportunity clearer than for offshore wind.”

Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Marguerita Choy







Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-windpower/biden-targets-big-offshore-wind-energy-expansion-to-fight-climate-change-idUSKBN2BL2B9



We will now see which lobbyists win, since this battle is now going to be joined, fossil fuel or renewable energy in my opinion .....

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:01 PM

1. If I had a wind turbine on my property over the weekend

I think I could have stored enough energy to power my house for the next decade.

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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:06 PM

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