U.S. Plans Offshore Wind Expansion That Could Supply Entire U.K.

  • Energy, Interior Departments see path to 86 gigawatts by 2050
  • First U.S. offshore wind farm built off Rhode Island coast

Three wind turbines from the Deepwater Wind project off Block Island, R.I.

Photographer: Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

The U.S. just completed its first offshore wind farm, with 30 megawatts of capacity off the coast of Rhode Island, and has laid out a plan to reach 86,000 megawatts by 2050, almost enough to power the U.K.

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