Go Big On Offshore Wind

Biden administration greenlights nation’s largest offshore wind farm to date

The 176 turbines that make up the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project are expected to produce enough electricity to power 660,000 homes.

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Offshore wind turbines

On Tuesday, October 31st, The U.S. Department of the Interior approved the building of the nation’s largest wind farm on Tuesday. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, which consists of up to 176 turbines located roughly 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, is expected to produce enough electricity to power 660,000 homes.

The project is another step in President Joe Biden’s efforts to have the United States use 100% clean energy sources by 2035 to generate power and get 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy online by 2030.

Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center State Director Elly Boehmer said, “We applaud the approval of this project as it moves Virginia closer to our commitment to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy — the most important action we can take to protect our climate.”

Go big on offshore wind
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Go big on offshore wind

Urge BOEM to streamline the offshore wind permitting process to minimize delays and prioritize timely, responsible development of this abundant and reliable resource.


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