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East Coast governors, Joe Biden team up to boost offshore wind

Biden Offshore Wind
Rodrique Ngowi
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AP file
Deepwater Wind's turbines stand in the water off Block Island, R.I., on Aug. 23, 2019.

WASHINGTON — The White House is launching a partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's climate change plan.

Biden administration officials will meet with governors and labor leaders Thursday to announce commitments to expand important parts of the offshore industry. Those parts include manufacturing facilities, ports and workforce training and development.

The Democratic president has a goal of deploying enough offshore wind power by 2030 to provide electricity to 10 million homes and support 77,000 jobs.

The governors are from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.