Biden administration proposes offshore wind energy sale near NY, NJ By Reuters –
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday said it was seeking a possible buyer for a wind lease in the shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its ongoing efforts to address climate change in part through cleaner energy.

In a statement, the U.S. Department of the Interior said the proposed sale for off shore wind development on the Outer Continental shelf in the New York Bight has “the potential to unlock over 7 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, powering more than 2.6 million homes and supporting thousands of new jobs.”

The move is the administration’s latest push into cleaner energy technologies as it seeks to double offshore wind capacity by 2030 and decarbonize the more...