U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

Offshore wind energy generation isn’t new in places like Europe, but it presents a new frontier in the United States.

The sale will offer 164,750 acres of federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. If that is fully developed, officials said, it could produce as much as 3,400 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than one million homes.

The lease sale shows the Obama administration