The Biden government plans to build 30GW of offshore wind power in the United States by 2030


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according toNew York Times, The Biden government earlier announced its green energy construction plan, the main focus will be on offshore power generation, and it is expected that a total of 30GW of equipment capacity will be built across the United States by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, the White House will speed up related permit operations, provide 230 million U.S. dollars in investment to develop ports near the power plant, and provide up to 3 billion U.S. dollars in loans through a special plan. According to data from the White House, 30GW of power generation will provide electricity for 10 million households and reduce carbon emissions by 78 million tons at the same time. This will also directly create 44,000 jobs directly related to wind power, and an additional 33,000 jobs in neighboring communities.

In addition, the Biden government has also divided Long Island, New York and a shallow water area off New Jersey called “New York Bight” as a priority area for promoting wind power, which will serve as a model for large-scale offshore wind power generation in the United States.

However, the US government’s goal is to decarbonize the power grid by 2035. In order to achieve this goal, the academic community estimates that 70GW of wind and solar power generation will be built every year to achieve 90% of the electricity in 2035 from renewable energy sources. Therefore, although 30GW may seem like a large number, more land-based wind and solar projects are needed to complement each other in order to achieve the predetermined goal.

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