DOI's Vision For Offshore Wind: Obstacles And Opportunities
By Mark Kalpin, Gerald Morrissey and Marne Sussman (January 10, 2022, 4:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Interior recently announced that the Biden administration would be opening up the U.S. coastline to large-scale offshore wind farming. Under the DOI plan, the agency's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, could sponsor up to seven offshore lease sales by 2025 in the Gulf of Maine, the Gulf of Mexico and the New York Bight, as well as off the coasts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the Carolinas, California and Oregon.
Although the DOI's recent announcement is a promising step toward catalyzing offshore wind development, BOEM and developers will confront distinct obstacles in attempting to construct wind...
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