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North Carolina Sets Big Offshore Wind Goal, Mirroring Biden Push

June 9, 2021, 4:51 PM

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 statementfrom Governor Roy Cooper’s office.

The entire U.S. currently only has two commercial wind farms with a total capacity of 42 megawatts, but President Joe Biden has set a goal of 30 gigawatts by 2030, and in May his administration approved the first big offshore wind farm in the U.S. Offshore wind, and ...