April 17, 2023
The United States is trying to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in order to meet its climate goals under the Paris climate agreement. A major contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions is the energy sector, which accounts for about 25% of total emissions.
The Biden administration wants to significantly reduce this figure and is pushing the development on offshore wind along America’s coasts. Its goal is to have 30 gigawatts of offshore wind online by 2030 and that will require thousands of new jobs, especially in the construction sector.
It’s one of the reasons why President Biden often brings up the idea of new economic opportunities when he talks about tackling climate change.