White House announces offshore wind energy initiative creating jobs and addressing climate crisis
March 29, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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MADISON, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2015/10/11: Wind turbine. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The Biden administration announced Monday a massive, coordinated effort to bolster offshore wind energy projects in the United States to jumpstart a "clean energy revolution."
(CNN)The Biden administration announced Monday a massive, coordinated effort to bolster offshore wind energy projects in the United States to jumpstart a "clean energy revolution. "
Monday's offshore wind announcement comes at a time of intense debate over the future of clean energy and jobs in the United States and as the Biden administration turns its focus to infrastructure and addressing the climate crisis -- two significant campaign promises -- now that the President's coronavirus stimulus package has passed.
Monday's announcement, unveiled by national climate advisor Gina McCarthy and leaders of four government agencies -- Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg -- also includes a new wind energy area off the coast of New Jersey and Long Island, which the administration says will spur job creation in construction and development of the area.