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U.S. Set to Hold Auction for Floating Wind Farms Off California Coast

  • Officials envision single sale, comprising two coastal areas
  • Proposed sale notice with lease terms expected this spring
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The U.S. expects to hold its inaugural auction this year for floating wind farms along the California coast, Interior Department officials told an industry conference in San Francisco.

Offshore wind is a key piece in President Joe Biden’s push to fight climate change. His administration envisions installing enough wind turbines along the country’s coasts by 2030 to generate 30 gigawatts of electricity.