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2-Year Priority Goal

Facilitating Safe and Environmentally Responsible Offshore Wind Energy Development

Goal leaders

Elizabeth Klein


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (DOI)

Kevin Sligh


Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (DOI)

To achieve

Predictable leasing and efficient permitting is needed to accelerate the safe and environmentally responsible deployment of offshore wind facilities that increase clean energy sources for the American people while building a domestic supply chain and creating thousands of American jobs. By September 30, 2023, the Department of the Interior will complete plan reviews and environmental analyses for projects capable of cumulatively generating 14.8 gigawatts (GW) of commercial offshore wind energy capacity and hold 5 renewable energy lease sales to support the national goal of deploying 30 GWs of offshore wind capacity by 2030.