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Biden administration announces record-breaking offshore wind lease sale off New York, New Jersey coasts
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The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a record-breaking offshore wind lease sale off of the coasts of New York and New Jersey – a lease projected to generate clean energy, power 2 million homes, and create thousands of jobs in neighboring communities.
Biden administration officials said that the upcoming lease sale in the New York Bight is expected to generate up to 7 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy, and help to create thousands of jobs in manufacturing, construction, operations, maintenance and service industries.
Officials said the sale includes innovative lease provisions that will lead to offshore wind projects being built with "union labor and Made in America materials."
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"Working together, New York, New Jersey and the federal government will build on these new lease stipulations through a new federal-state partnership that will ensure local residents–including underserved communities–benefit from new developments," an official said.