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Statement: Interior Gives Green Light to Expanded Offshore Wind off the Jersey Shore

Clean energy

Statement: Interior Gives Green Light to Expanded Offshore Wind off the Jersey Shore

The Biden administration announced it has determined wind farms offshore New Jersey and New York would not pose a major disruption to the local environment, clearing a key hurdle for lease sales in the region. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it has issued a finding of no significant impact for leasing nearly 800,000 acres in the New York Bight. The bight encompasses an area between Cape May in New Jersey and Montauk Point in Long Island.

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Statement: Record-breaking U.S. offshore wind lease auction elicits over $4 billion in bids, showcases booming demand for clean power

Clean energy

Statement: Record-breaking U.S. offshore wind lease auction elicits over $4 billion in bids, showcases booming demand for clean power

The Department of the Interior concluded a record-breaking offshore wind lease auction Friday for 488,000 acres in the New York Bight that will provide clean electricity to New York and New Jersey. The winning bids for six separate areas totaled $4.37 billion. These six parcels combined could generate up to 7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, which is enough to power about 2 million homes. The auction concluded Friday afternoon after 64 rounds of bidding.

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Statement: Biden administration goes big on offshore wind with NY Bight lease auction

Clean energy

Statement: Biden administration goes big on offshore wind with NY Bight lease auction

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced Wednesday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction on Feb. 23 for more than 480,000 acres in the New York Bight. This will be the first offshore wind energy auction under the Biden administration.

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Statement: RGGI Delivers Again: NJEDA Expands Electric Truck Incentive Program with Awards Additional $9 Million To NJZIP for the greater New Brunswick area, Diesel Truck Voucher Program

Clean air

Statement: RGGI Delivers Again: NJEDA Expands Electric Truck Incentive Program with Awards Additional $9 Million To NJZIP for the greater New Brunswick area, Diesel Truck Voucher Program

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it is expanding its NJZIP voucher program, which incentivizes businesses to purchase electric medium-duty trucks. NJEDA is expanding the program to now include the greater New Brunswick area with an additional $9.25 million in funding.

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Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health. 

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Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

Fossil fuel pollution

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions.  Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

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