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The US federal government maintains jurisdiction over offshore wind resources on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which begins 3 nautical miles from shore. Federal agencies play multiple roles in siting, leasing, and permitting; technology research and development; and, financing and infrastructure development.

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Ocean Energy Safety Institute Releases Wind Energy Research Road Map Ocean Energy Safety Institute Feb 23 2023
Interior Department Proposes First-Ever Offshore Wind Sale in Gulf of Mexico U.S. Department of the Interior Feb 22 2023
FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Actions to Expand Offshore Wind Nationally and Harness More Reliable, Affordable Clean Energy The White House Feb 22 2023
West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Literature Review and Gaps Analysis PNNL Feb 19 2023
Interior Department Finalizes Offshore Wind Safety and Environmental Responsibilities DOI Jan 17 2023
Interior Department Takes Steps to Strengthen Offshore Clean Energy Development DOI Jan 12 2023
A Supply Chain Road Map for Offshore Wind Energy in the United States NREL Jan 2 2023
WETO Releases $28 Million Funding Opportunity to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind DOE Dec 6 2022
BOEM Designates Two Wind Energy Areas in Gulf of Mexico BOEM Oct 31 2022
DOE Issues Notice of Intent for Forthcoming $28 Million Funding Opportunity To Address Wind Deployment Barriers DOE Oct 18 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $30 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Speed Up Wind Energy Deployment DOE Oct 18 2022
BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Leasing in Central California BOEM Oct 5 2022
FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Expand U.S. Offshore Wind Energy The White House Sep 15 2022
DOE Launches Prize to Accelerate Domestic Supply Chains for Floating Offshore Wind Energy Department of Energy Sep 12 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Continues Offshore Wind Momentum, Announces Next Steps for Gulf of Maine DOI Aug 18 2022
Offshore Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition Department of Energy Aug 16 2022
FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Executive Actions on Climate to Address Extreme Heat and Boost Offshore Wind The White House Jul 20 2022
Department of the Interior Announces Next Steps for Offshore Wind Energy in Gulf of Mexico DOI Jul 20 2022
FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Launches New Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership to Grow American-Made Clean Energy The White House Jun 23 2022
Biden Administration Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Initiative to Connect More Clean Energy to the Grid Department of Energy May 31 2022
Humboldt Wind Energy Final EA BOEM May 5 2022
Senate Bill 440 for Gulf of Maine New Hampshire's Senate Mar 30 2022
U.S. Department of Energy Response to Executive Order 14017, “America’s Supply Chains” BOEM Mar 24 2022
Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply Chain BOEM Mar 24 2022
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Construction of the Ocean Wind 1 Wind Energy Facility Offshore of New Jersey Federal Register Mar 7 2022
Equinor and BP Agree to Transform South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Into Hub for Offshore Wind Industry REM Mar 4 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Sets Offshore Energy Records with $4.37 Billion in Winning Bids for Wind Sale U.S. Department of the Interior Feb 25 2022
Mapping Atmospheric Mysteries Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Feb 25 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Sets Offshore Energy Records with $4.37 Billion in Winning Bids for Wind Sale U.S. Department of the Interior Feb 25 2022