The US government has made solid initial progress toward achieving President Joe Biden’s ambitious targets to permit at least 25GW of offshore wind projects by 2025 and having 30GW in operation by 2030, according to a senior administration official.

“We’re well on our way to meeting those benchmarks,” claimed Tommy Beaudreau, deputy secretary at the Department of Interior (DoI), which regulates industry activity on the federal outer continental shelf (OCS) through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).