Mar 31, 2021 - Energy & Environment

The U.S. is way behind in offshore wind

Installed offshore wind generating capacity
Data: International Energy Agency; Chart: Axios Visuals. Note: 2020 figures are estimates.

The U.S. currently lags way behind Europe and China in offshore wind, a fact the Biden administration hopes to change with plans to spur the development of 30 gigawatts of offshore U.S. wind generating capacity by 2030.

Why it matters: While several big commercial-scale projects along the Atlantic Coast are already in the works, there's only one small project in operation off Rhode Island as of now.

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