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

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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

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

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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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Biden administration announces key N.Y. Bight offshore wind lease auction

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Biden administration announces key N.Y. Bight offshore wind 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. The auction will allow offshore wind developers to bid on six lease areas – the most areas ever offered in a single auction, according to BOEM’s Final Sale Notice. 

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