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Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

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( ) -q-20- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “atmosphere is increasing.”

Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction for leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms in the deep waters off the West Coast.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Environmentalists and tribes say they want to make sure the offshore and coastal development is done right.

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VERBATIM: The live, online auction for the five leases has attracted strong interest – 43 companies from around the world. It marks America’s first foray into floating wind turbines; auctions so far have been for ones that are anchored to the sea floor. The need for energy that does not put more carbon into the atmosphere is increasing.

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