Wind power

America has an almost unlimited resource of wind blowing off our coasts and across our lands, and we can use it to power more of our lives.

Wind power is a key ingredient for a clean and renewable energy future. It’s a huge new harvest from America’s fields, farms and coasts. America produced enough wind energy to power 35 million typical homes in 2021 – 2.7 times as much wind energy as in 2012.

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Texas leads the nation in installed wind power capacity.

In 2021, the Lone Star State produced enough electricity from wind to power more than 9 million average U.S. households.

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Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

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Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for suitable areas for possible offshore wind leases off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.

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Statement: Biggest offshore wind lease auction in U.S. history “showcases booming demand” for clean power

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Statement: Biggest offshore wind lease auction in U.S. history “showcases booming demand” for clean power

The Department of the Interior held a record-breaking offshore wind lease auction Wednesday for six separate areas in the New York Bight that will provide clean electricity to New York and New Jersey. The lease sales bids so far reached more than $1.5 billion and cover more than 460,000 acres. In total, the parcels could generate up to seven gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, which is enough to power over two million homes. 

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

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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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