What a week it’s been for offshore wind!
2018 has seen no shortage of weeks filled with great news about offshore wind power, and we’ve just wrapped up another one. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) declared that it will assess the waters off the Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease areas. Offshore energy developers have snapped up rights to develop 13 existing wind energy leases identified by BOEM, including a North Carolina lease area awarded by the Trump administration last year. BOEM’s latest assessment will help expand the market and create more demand for American workers to build, deploy and operate offshore wind farms.
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