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MA - Massachusetts House lawmakers preparing bill to revise offshore wind policy

Hoping to sharpen the Bay State's competitive edge in the offshore wind industry, House leaders unveiled the broad outlines of a legislative plan Tuesday during a tour of the Block Island Wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - As energy transition plays out, Shell exits Permian with $9.5 bln sale to ConocoPhillips

Oil major Shell is exiting its Permian Basin business in the U.S. through a $9.5 billion deal with ConocoPhillips. Shell’s move is in line with efforts to shift its focus on the energy transition while ConocoPhillips believes the deal will enable it to play a valued role in the transition through the addition of more low GHG intensity barrels to the mix.

International
Energy

World - Able to power 50,000 homes, the ‘world’s largest floating wind farm’ takes another step forward

Statkraft is one of several major companies involved with floating offshore wind projects. One advantage of floating turbines is that they can be installed in deeper waters compared to bottom-fixed ones.

International
Energy

World - Consortium shares offshore green hydrogen jack-up rig production concept

A consortium of energy firms has announced plans to develop an innovative concept for North Sea green hydrogen production.

International
Energy

UK - Special Report: BP gambles big on fast transition from oil to renewables

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Deep in the Oman desert lies one of BP's more lucrative projects, a mass of steel pipes and cooling towers that showcases the British energy giant's pioneering natural gas extraction technology.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - U.S. hurricane damage to cut Shell oil output through year-end

HOUSTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), the largest U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil producer, said damage to offshore transfer facilities from Hurricane Ida will cut production into early next year, slashing deliveries of a type of crude oil prized by refiners.

Southeast
Energy

NC - Waverider buoys collect data on the powerful clean energy available in our oceans

A self-described surf junkie, Muglia catches waves on his surfboard off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Further into those waters—15 nautical miles to be exact—sits another surfer. Aptly named Waverider, this surfer is a 440-pound, half banana-yellow, half beet-purple buoy that Muglia uses to study the energy that flows in our oceans.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Dominion Energy, Trade Unions Partner on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project

Dominion Energy Virginia, the NABTU and the NABTU’s state affiliate, Virginia Building Trades, have reaffirmed their commitment to the participation of a unionized workforce in the construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.

Northeast
Energy

MA - Vineyard Wind Project Secures $2.3 Billion in Funding

Construction of the Vineyard Wind project, America's first full-scale offshore wind farm, is set to begin now that its backers have secured $2.3 billion in financing from nine international and U.S. banks.

International
Energy

UK - Consortium to develop green H2 production barge concept for harbor use

UK consortium has been awarded a research and development (R&D) project to develop a green hydrogen production barge under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC).

Northeast
Energy

NE - Fishing advocates appeal BOEM Vineyard Wind approval

Saying the Northeast fishing industry has been “systematically marginalized in the permitting process,” the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance sued the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Monday over its July 15 approval of the Vineyard Wind offshore wind energy project.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Oil Spills in The Wake of Hurricane Ida Highlight Need for Better Federal Oversight of Offshore Oil and Gas Pipelines

In the wake of Hurricane Ida, oil spills—including 1 over 10 miles long—were soon spotted in the Gulf of Mexico. The exact cause of those spills is not always known. But currently, there are about 26,600 miles of active and no-longer-used (decommissioned) offshore oil and gas pipelines along the seafloor in the Gulf alone.

Northeast
Energy

NY - Offshore wind is ready for its closeup: New York needs to build out its capacity now

As the extreme weather event and deadly flash-flooding in New York City underscored, we need to act with a sense of urgency to deal with our current climate reality and a significant expansion of offshore wind in New York and beyond should be a key ingredient in the recipe for success at mitigation and resilience moving forward.

Coastwide
Energy

World - We Really Need to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground to Avoid the Worst of Climate Change, Scientists Say

For national governments, those interventions must center around embracing low-carbon energy and leaving the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground, according to another report published in the journal Nature last week.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless

The fossil fuel industry has caused Louisiana's coast to disappear. In the wake of Ida, it's more important than ever to hold Big Oil accountable.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Hurricanes Raise Risk Of Oil Spills In Gulf Of Mexico

As the latest strong storm that passed through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico showed, hurricanes are testing the resilience of offshore oil and gas facilities and pipelines.

Northeast
Energy

NY - BOEM extends comment period for offshore wind leases in New York Bight

In August, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that assesses the potential impacts of the issuance of commercial and research leases within the nearly 800,000-acre wind energy areas of the New York Bight.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - US Gulf production, power slowly returning post-Ida

US offshore oil and natural gas production continues to return to service while the pace of power restoration in Louisiana is also rising daily, eight days after Hurricane Ida hit the region.

International
Energy

World - Siemens Gamesa 'produces first fully recyclable offshore wind turbine blades'

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has produced its first six fully recyclable offshore wind turbine blades, the manufacturer has claimed.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Rush to contain large oil spill in Gulf of Mexico after Storm Ida

Clean-up crews and the US Coast Guard are trying to locate the source of an oil spill spotted in the Gulf of Mexico after deadly Hurricane Ida.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - New obstacles raise questions over US Interior's court-ordered restart of oil, gas leasing

The US Interior Department, as promised, has moved forward with steps to restart oil and natural gas leasing on public lands and offshore waters, but environmental groups and progressive lawmakers have made moves that could now scuttle those plans.

International
Energy

World - All hands on deck for the climate crisis, US offshore's 'new reality', and hydrogen's slug-out

Recharge's curation of the must-read news and analysis from the-week-that-was in the global renewables industry

International
Energy

DK - Danes Mimic Nature to Create Energy Islands - Video

Denmark’s Gottlieb Paludan Architects has aided water construction experts from DHI A/S in developing a concept for the construction of energy islands said to have the smallest possible negative impact on the surrounding marine environment.