The White House fiscal 2020 budget proposal sent to Congress would continue to advance commercial offshore wind energy in federal waters along the US east and west coasts through an “aggressive” leasing programme and “streamlined” environmental and permitting processes.

In the upcoming fiscal year (1 October – 30 September 2020), the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to identify additional potential lease areas offshore California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina.