US President Joe Biden signalled in his first weeks in the White House that offshore wind power would be central to the new administration’s energy transition agenda, with the sector the only one name-checked in his initial raft of executive orders. But in recent weeks, the “talk” — energised by Washington’s setting of a “national goal” of 30GW of offshore turbines turning by the end of the decade — has taken clear strides towards “walk”, with a string of directives, including the symbolically important greenlighting of the country’s flagship utility-scale project, Vineyard Wind 1.