DOI Offshore Wind Energy Lease Sale Nearly Doubles Leased Acreage

The DOI’s fourth competitive renewable energy lease sale on the Outer Continental Shelf has nearly doubled the federal offshore acreage available for commercial-scale wind energy projects.  Despite the expanded acreage, the U.S. offshore wind industry continues to face unique challenges of high costs, mitigation of environmental impacts, project installation, and grid interconnection, and continued federal offshore...