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Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Confronting painful truths on Cook Inlet's natural gas future

Owners of old cars know the painful “repair-or-replace” decision. Repairing avoids spending time and money on car shopping, but sooner or later, another lingering problem sends you back to the shop. Rather than waste your investment, you repair again. Quickly, you spend enough on repairs to have bought a new car and still saved — if only you’d done it three shop visits ago.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Our Views: Welcoming the winds of change to Louisiana's energy industry

Talking about the world’s demand-driven shift from polluting fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy, Gov. John Bel Edwards has called on Louisianans not to wax nostalgic for the state's longtime economic driver but to “embrace the transition.”

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - Jordan Cove project dies. What it means for FERC, gas

The developer of an Oregon liquefied natural gas export terminal told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the first time yesterday it would not move forward with the embattled project, putting to rest years of uncertainty for landowners.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Biden Administration Approves Nation's Second Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Farm

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the construction and operations of the South Fork Wind project offshore Rhode Island, marking the second approval of a commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project in the United States.

International
Energy

China - Hydrogen produced from offshore wind in China can help Japan reach its greenhouse gas emissions goals

Japan's Green Growth Strategy signals a commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050—and hydrogen produced from renewable energy can play an important role in this shift.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NJ - Atlantic Power Transmission plans transmission project for New Jersey offshore wind

Atlantic Power Transmission (APT), a Blackstone portfolio company, submitted a bid to develop a clean power transmission solution in response to the 2021 New Jersey Offshore Wind SAA Transmission Solicitation initiated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Build Back Better Green Provisions Subject to Budget Sequestration

The Build Back Better reconciliation bill includes a number of green energy and environmental justice provisions. Ike Brannon, a senior fellow at the Jack Kemp Foundation, and Dan Kowalski, owner of Wizard of OZ, say that the new spending is subject to existing budget rules imposed by prior Congresses, including sequestration.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - FERC to revisit federal approval for Jordan Cove

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted last week to evaluate whether to revoke federal approval of the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The decision comes after months of continued setbacks to the natural gas project dealt by state permitting agencies.

Northeast
Energy

MA - Pilgrim nuclear plant may release 1M gallons of radioactive water into bay. What we know

It is a fairly common practice in the nuclear industry, known as "overboarding," to release water, including radioactive water, into the ocean from nuclear power plants.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Critics cite concerns over oil-and-gas 'credit schemes' said to help environment

The New Orleans-based Pelican Institute highlighted several issues in two legislative bills that would establish a central Coastal Zone Restoration Fund and credit-trading structure in Louisiana.

International
Energy

CAN - Ocean Energy - Sustainable Marine to Deliver Atlantic Canada?s First Instream Tidal Energy in 2022

Sustainable Marine is set to demonstrate that Nova Scotia can produce vast amounts of clean and predictable energy from its world-famous tidal streams, after completing construction of its substation at Grand Passage.

West Coast
Energy

WA - Wind energy: ‘Ensure social justice’

The authors say it is time to convene interests, including fisheries, to plan to move forward with offshore wind energy projects on the West Coast. This convention must be held to concretely ensure the economic interests to fisheries from offshore wind energy installations impacts, both direct and indirect.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NY - Biden administration approves first offshore wind farm to supply power to New York

The approval of 12 turbines east of Long Island moves the Biden administration closer to its clean energy goals. But it still faces strong head winds before achieving them.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Ocean Terrain and the Engineering Challenges for Offshore Wind Farms

Deep coastal seabeds, glacial erratics, and other geophysical hurdles stand in the way of offshore wind farm proliferation. Researchers, engineers, and organizations are adapting and inventing ways to harness the breeze.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - The Build Back Better Act would block new oil leasing in the Atlantic, Pacific and Eastern Gulf

An energy future that doesn’t threaten America’s coastlines and marine life; now that is “better.”