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Next week the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the U.S. west coast, which will also be the first U.S. sale to support potential commercial-scale, floating offshore wind energy development.
OFFSHORE WIND: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has so far only approved two of the 16 offshore wind farms President Biden wants implemented during his first term — a goal that has become more urgent since Republicans took over the House. (E&E News)
SURFSIDE BEACH — The Maritime Administration approved the Sea Port Oil Terminal project that’s been under the scrutiny of the Department of Transportation in a 94-page decision quietly released before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Ørsted and Eversource, developers of Connecticut’s first offshore wind farm, Revolution Wind, have entered a multi-year research partnership with a nonprofit organisation Mystic Aquarium to conduct studies of the effects of offshore wind turbines on marine mammals and sea turtles.
The State of Maine is expected to release the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap in early 2023, and the global offshore wind industry should be watching.
The state of Louisiana will receive $82 million in Gulf of Mexicooffshore revenue in the next few months under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, representing the first large payment under the revenue sharing program created by Congress in 2006.
Federal regulators this week approved a new oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas over the objections of local activists, who argued the move contravenes the Biden administration’s stated climate goals.
Three federal leases have been granted for large-scale ocean wind farms off the coast of North Carolina, with two more potential sites now the subject of a monthlong public comment period.
American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane.
With the first offshore wind lease sales impending off California, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and commercial fishermen still have a chasm to gap before the new and old industries can reasonably co-exist, panelists said at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle Friday.
There’s a swath of ocean just over the horizon off Oak Island, in the southeast corner of North Carolina, that one day could be home to hundreds of towering offshore wind turbines. The project, federal regulators say, could produce as much power as Duke Energy’s nearby Brunswick Nuclear plant.
Industrial gas supplier Air Products and Oiltanking Deutschland, a subsidiary of energy company Mabanaft, plan to build Germany’s first large-scale, green energy import terminal in the Port of Hamburg.
Eight proposed wind energy areas off the U.S. central Atlantic coast announced Wednesday total about 1.7 million acres, reduced from 3.9 million in the original call area outlined by the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management.
A new study presents a framework for assessing and mitigating the impacts of offshore wind energy development on marine birds
On November 16, 2022, the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced eight draft wind energy areas (WEAs) covering approximately 1.7 million acres offshore North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
US offshore wind developer has entered into a partnership with Massachusetts outfit Charles River Analytics
€ 7.8m DEI+ subsidy to fund full-scope research programme, incl. solar platform integration in North Sea offshore wind farms
Residents of Ocean City overwhelmingly opposed an offshore wind energy farm during a virtual public hearing Monday night that also included strong support for the project from environmental and labor groups.
As the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has ramped up offshore wind development to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of generating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, the question of how the expansion of offshore wind energy could affect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (NARW) has come under close review. T
WHEN the ScotWind round was announced in January this year, the names of some of the companies awarded seabed leases, were striking: Shell, TotalEnergies and BP.
Cape May County and its shore towns presented a united front in opposing plans for an underground transmission line that would cut through environmentally sensitive wetlands and beach lots in Ocean City to connect an offshore wind farm to the land-based power grid.
Louisiana and Texas are poised to leap from zero to hero in the US offshore wind industry, which is quite a trick considering that wind resources in the Gulf of Mexico are less than optimal.
RICHMOND — Dominion Energy and groups advocating for ratepayers announced a settlement agreement Friday on who will bear responsibility for any increased costs associated with the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
In the next decade, $1 trillion is set to flow into offshore wind. Everyone – from legacy energy providers to Big Oil – is making moves in this space.
Congressman Troy Carter said a Wind Energy Zone Designation in the gulf offshore from Louisiana is significant for the state.