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CA - California Adopts Historic Offshore Wind Goals California (with wind news compilation)

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals of 2,000-5,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030 and 25,000 MW by 2045.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Off the NC coast, researchers are testing how to use energy from ocean waves to make drinking water

It’s peak season at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. By 8 a.m., the pier is already lined with anglers and sightseers, and the waves below are alive with schools of fish.

Coastwide
Energy

World - Big Oil Set to Cash in On Trillion-dollar Offshore Wind Prize

No longer in its infancy, offshore wind is a proven technology on course to play a key role in the decarbonisation of the global economy. Over the next decade, the industry will attract almost US$1 trillion in new investment.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Virginia regulators approve Dominion Energy's 2.6-GW, $9.8B offshore wind farm

The project will be the largest wind farm in the U.S. and the first with diversity hiring requirements, the Sierra Club noted.

Northeast
Energy

RI - The critters seem to like the Block Island Wind Farm off of Rhode Island

Built in 2015, the Block Island Wind Farm in #RhodeIsland gives us important insight into how aquatic life responds to the turbine operation. A recent four year study shows how mussel aggregations and other aquatic communities use the area.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - US Offshore Wind Industry Hails Senate's Passage of New Clean Energy Legislation

On 7 August, the US Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a legislative package resulting from the initially introduced and (re)negotiated Build Back Better Act, which encompasses provisions on climate and energy transition, taxes, and healthcare.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Morro Bay mayor: We must go big on offshore wind. The Central Coast can lead the way

Rising energy prices along with a cascade of climate impacts due to continued fossil fuel emissions need immediate action.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - State regulators approve Dominion’s nearly $10 billion wind farm off Virginia Beach coast

RICHMOND — State regulators on Friday approved an application from Dominion Energy Virginia to build an enormous offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach and recover the cost from ratepayers.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - State offshore wind project: Public gets extra time to comment

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management extended the deadline for public comment on the environmental impacts of an offshore wind project after facing complaints 45 days was not long enough to review the 1,408-page impact statement.

Energy

TX - Tramontina USA Drives Sustainability Forward - Transitions to 90% Recycled Material in Single-Use Bags

Leading housewares manufacturer continues history of sustainable business commitments with its Voice of the Oceans and Searious Business Partnerships

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

HI - What Happens When The Last Coal Ship Leaves Hawaii?

This week, the final shipment of coal for Hawaii's coal-fired power plant arrived at Kalaeoloa Barbers Point Harbor, marking the end of an energy era

Northeast
Energy

NY - New York's Latest Wind Solicitation Comes With New Strings Attached

The State of New York has announced the release of its third offshore wind solicitation, which will buy enough renewable power to run 1.5 million homes. The state is seeking to procure at least two gigawatts worth of capacity in this round, in addition to its 4.3 gigawatt, five-project portfolio.

International
Energy

China - China to export $100bn in renewable energy technology in 2022, bright future ahead

China is continuing its rapid expansion into global new energy markets with exports of solar PV, wind turbines, and energy storage equipment, expected to be worth $100 billion this year, data from energy research firm Wood Mackenzie showed.

International
Energy

Who Were the Biggest Oil and Gas Consumers in 2021?

BP's latest annual statistical review of world energy reveals the top oil and gas consumers of last year.

International
Energy

UK - Scotland's oil and gas regions 'in prime position' to share £100bn carbon capture bounty, report finds

Scotland’s oil and gas centres are tipped to be at the heart of the a new multi-billion-pound industry being developed in the UK in a bid to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the most climate-polluting operations.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Unexploded bomb discovery flags growing challenge for offshore wind

The first large offshore wind farms in the United States are unearthing unexploded munitions from World War II, representing a potentially growing challenge for both developers and U.S. policymakers as the emerging industry anchors off America’s coasts.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - U.S. becomes top LNG exporter in first half of 2022 - EIA

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The United States became the top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in the first half of 2022, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said, citing data from CEDIGAZ, as the country increased supply to Europe amid the Ukraine crisis.

International
Energy

World - Oil, geopolitics, and climate change

Crude oil still commands its place in the fuel market, but investments in oil exploration have gone down as concerns about climate change grow

West Coast
Energy

CA - Calif. Governor Releases New Clean Energy Targets, Offshore Wind Goals

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing California to move faster to reach its climate goals, setting ambitious new targets for renewable energy, clean buildings, carbon removal and clean fuels in the transportation sector.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - A massive wind farm project is being proposed along the coast of Galveston

The area covers 546,645 acres, which could produce enough energy to power 2.3 million homes.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Delfin seeks more time to build US Gulf of Mexico LNG export plant

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG has asked federal regulators to extend the amount of time it has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana into service until September 2023.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - BOEM Identifies First Two Offshore Wind Areas in the Gulf of Mexico (with wind news compilation)

The U.S. Department of the Interior has taken a step forward in identifying wind lease areas in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, expanding its efforts beyond the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards.

West Coast
Energy

USA - Unleashing the economic power and reliability potential of West Coast offshore wind

The West Coast is known for vast renewable energy potential: solar in California and hydropower in the Pacific Northwest. But its long coastline offers an untapped clean energy resource with massive potential for states and the nation — offshore wind.