Obama issues first offshore wind plan #USA

The Obama administration on Friday issued the first federal strategy for developing wind farms off the U.S. coast as part of the president’s agenda to combat climate change. The National Offshore Wind Strategy aims to create 86 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2050, which is enormous given that the only offshore wind farm in the U.S., off the coast of Rhode Island, comprises 30 megawatts, or 0.03 gigawatts, enough electricity to power 17,000 homes in New England. “This administration . . .

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