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Biden Clean Power Push Hits New York With Offshore Wind Sale

  • Interior Department to sell wind farm rights near Long Island
  • Area prized for renewable power potential and scallop harvests
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The Biden administration is preparing to sell offshore wind rights near New Jersey and New York, a down-payment on its bid to decarbonize the U.S. power grid and generate renewable electricity from nearly all U.S. coasts.

Under the auction, which could be announced as soon as Wednesday, the U.S. government aims to sell leases to install wind turbines in shallow Atlantic waters between New Jersey and New York’s Long Island, with the potential to generate some 7 gigawatts of carbon-free electricity.