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The Biden Administration’s Scaled-Back Lease Proposal For Atlantic Offshore Wind Projects

The Biden administration’s latest lease offering for offshore wind projects doesn’t allocate adequate acreage for Maryland and other mid-Atlantic states to achieve their legally binding emissions reduction and clean energy targets, industry groups and environmental advocates say. They believe the offering also further hobbles the offshore wind industry, which already faces supply constraints, a lack of new tax credits and high interest rates.

A dedicated part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the proposed lease was announced on Tuesday by the Interior Department and includes one area off Delaware and Maryland and another situated off Virginia, totalling almost 278,000 acres. The two areas can potentially support 4 to 8 gigawatts of renewable energy, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
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  • Esther Wanjiku

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    The scale back was a great idea

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    • George Kariuki

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      The Biden administration's proposal highlights the complexities involved in transitioning to clean energy sources.

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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        This situation highlights concerns about the adequacy of the lease proposal in enabling states to meet their renewable energy goals and underscores ongoing challenges facing the offshore wind industry amid efforts to combat climate change

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        • CHRIS NGATIA

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          Amazing development in the offshore wind energy

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          • Princess

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            This is quite a unique approach, balancing renewable energy goals with environmental considerations and stakeholder interests.

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            • walter lungayi

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              Interesting development in the push for offshore wind energy. Waiting to see US phase out fossils fuel since they are top as supplier.

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              • Jane Wangui

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                @walter_lungayi with Joe Bidens administration we will definitely see some progress.US is striding positively.

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                I'd like to know when the Biden administration will scale down on fossil fuel mining and usage

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