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The Biden administration launched a partnership with 11 state governors on Thursday to accelerate offshore wind along the East Coast, a key component of Biden’s larger climate plan, and former President Donald Trump’s “renewable energy” Expensive” and dismissed as bad for the birds.

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Partnerships Between the White House and the state governors of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina announced Thursday, promoting offshore wind power projects along the East Coast is intended.

Offshore wind is a key component of Biden’s big climate target It is projected to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power, power 10 million homes, and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 78 million metric tons by the end of the decade.

White House officials say the partnership will “accelerate offshore wind progress” through a commitment to expand “key elements of the supply chain,” including manufacturing facilities for components of wind projects, both offshore and at ports. .

According to a White House statement released Thursday, the federal Department of Energy, along with two of the 11 states – New York and Maryland – will provide funding for a “comprehensive offshore wind supply chain roadmap” aimed at meeting supply chain needs. Will make

The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration said it would prioritize funding for ships needed to install offshore wind turbines, by designating them as “vessels of national interest”, an element of wind farm installation by the federal government. accepted As a challenge to the progress of offshore wind in March.