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North Carolina Sets Big Offshore Wind Goal, Mirroring Biden Push

  • Gov. Roy Cooper wants 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030
  • President Biden has set goal of 30 gigawatts by 2030
Offshore Wind Farm In The Southwest Sea
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

North Carolina set an ambitious goal to develop enough wind power generation to provide electricity for 2.3 million homes by 2040.

The state aims for developers to install 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 and another 8 gigawatts by 2040, according to a statement from Governor Roy Cooper’s office.