How US protectionism is holding back the country’s offshore wind plans

The Biden admin has an ambitious target for new offshore wind farms — but a 100-year-old law is slowing down construction and ratcheting up installation costs.

By David Jen  . 

Amid several offshore wind turbines is a green boat laden with construction equipment. Clouds and a rainbow are in the sky.
A wind turbine installation vessel in the North Sea (Sina Schuldt/Picture Alliance/Getty Images)