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Biden Admin Approves Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm off Virginia Coast

The Interior Department, under Secretary Deb Haaland, has granted approval for what is now the largest offshore wind project in the history of the United States. The Biden-Harris administration, aiming for a clean energy future, sees this project as a significant step in responding to the climate crisis, reducing energy costs, and generating well-paying union jobs. The project aligns with the administration's goal of achieving 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030.
Expected to create 900 jobs annually initially, with an estimated 1,100 jobs during operations, the project reflects a collaborative effort involving labor communities, industry, tribes, and partners across various sectors. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), responsible for offshore wind reviews, plans to review at least 16 more projects by 2025, generating over 27 gigawatts of renewable energy.
Environmental impacts and feedback were thoroughly analyzed through consultations, public comments, and meetings with stakeholders. Dominion Energy, the company behind the project, has committed to establishing fishery mitigation funds to compensate fisheries for potential losses. The company also agreed to various measures, such as construction clearance zones and speed restrictions, to minimize potential impacts on protected species like marine mammals, Atlantic sturgeon, and sea turtles. The approval of the Virginia project marks a significant stride in the U.S.'s commitment to responsibly develop clean energy resources for a sustainable future.



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  • CHRIS NGATIA

    29 w

    We need more investment in clean renewable energy

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    • Grace Njeri

      30 w

      Investing in clean energy requires to be embraced.

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      • Princess

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        @grace_njeri_804 Embracing clean energy investments is crucial for a sustainable and environmentally friendly future

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      • Princess

        31 w

        This marks a significant step toward clean energy development, contributing to efforts to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and address climate change.

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        • Munene Mugambi

          32 w

          Time for US to let go of the oil conglomerate that has them on a leash

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          • johnte ndeto

            32 w

            This is great investment on clean renewable energy

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            • Rotich Kim

              32 w

              Offshore is of great significant to us and the all world

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