Story by Megan Lebowitz and Caroline Kenny and Peter Alexander
President Joe Biden is set to tout his administration's efforts to boost clean energy manufacturing and create union jobs in a speech on Thursday during his visit to Philadelphia.
Earlier Thursday, the White House announced the first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, which it says will have enough clean energy potential to power nearly 1.3 million homes.
The power generators will bring about an estimated $125 million in economic activity every year, and 1,000 workers across nine unions have been employed to build them using steel plates made by the United Steelworkers in Indiana, it added.
The president's focus on unions comes as the potential for additional strikes loom amid his 2024 re-election campaign...