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MA - BOEM resumes final environmental review for Vineyard Wind

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday announced it is resuming preparation of a final environmental impact statement on the Vineyard Wind offshore energy project, reversing a move to end the permitting process in the final weeks of the Trump administration.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Proposed Offshore Wind Farm's Environmental Impact a Growing Concern on LBI

Growing opposition to a proposed wind farm off the coast of Long Beach Island is about more than just having an altered beach view of the horizon. So much more, according to a lifelong Ship Bottom resident and business owner.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Rhode Island Act On Climate bill calls for 'real and enforceable' goals

Legislation to establish enforceable climate emission reduction targets for Rhode Island haven’t fared well in recent years.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - Regulators OK groundbreaking wave energy testing project off Oregon coast

PORTLAND — Federal energy regulators have given Oregon State University initial approval for a groundbreaking wave energy testing facility off the coast.

International
Energy

UK - Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power

A major wind farm off the U.K.’s east coast featuring huge turbines has produced its first power, in the latest example of how the sector’s technology is growing in size.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - How the Gulf Coast Can be a Model for Industrial Sector Decarbonization

Last year, Louisiana joined a growing list of states that pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - 'It makes us sharpen our pencils': oil giants good for US offshore wind, says Avangrid chief

Majority Iberdrola-owned utility says competition from likes of BP and Shell 'clarifies industry is for real'

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

MD - Diane Butler: Left with no choice, Annapolis was right to sue oil companies over climate change | COMMENTARY

Mayor Gavin Buckley announced last week that the City of Annapolis was suing 26 oil and gas companies for damages the city has and will continue to incur due to climate change. The mayor had no other choice but to sue.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Dominion plans to build nearly 200 giant wind turbines off Virginia. But getting that energy into the grid won’t be easy.

The 188 giant wind turbines that Dominion Energy plans to plant 27 miles off the Virginia Beach shore will be the utility’s biggest project since its nuclear plants went online in the 1970s — but all that energy won’t do much good if it doesn’t reach customers, says Kevin Curtis, the company’s vice president-electric transmission.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Maine joins national offshore wind research consortium

Maine has joined the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, a public-private partnership that could expand the state's access to research and resources for its offshore wind program.

Northeast
Energy

USA - On U.S. East Coast, Has Offshore Wind's Moment Finally Arrived?

After years of false starts, offshore wind is poised to take off along the East Coast. Commitments by states to purchase renewable power, support from the Biden administration, and billions in new investment are all contributing to the emergence of this fledgling industry.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Climate Initiatives Task Force Requests Public Input on Actions to Incorporate into State Climate Plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Climate Initiatives Task Force published its “action proposal template” to solicit ideas from the public on ways Louisiana can reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide.

International
Energy

CAN - Why a Net-Zero Future Depends on the Ocean’s Ability to Absorb Carbon

Most of us growing up along Canada’s East Coast never worried about hurricane season. Except for those working at sea, we viewed hurricanes as extreme events in remote tropical regions, seen only through blurred footage of flailing palm trees on the six o’clock news.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - FERC Issues Second NOI Concerning Its Certificate Policy

On February 18, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a renewed Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking input on potential revisions to its current Policy Statement on the certification of new natural gas transmission facilities.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

MD - K2 Management Wins Offshore Wind Contract in Maryland

K2 Management has been appointed owner’s engineer on US Wind’s offshore wind project in Maryland.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - LBI Officials, Taxpayers Want More Input on Proposed Wind Farm

With the Atlantic Shores Wind Farm proposed off the coast of Long Beach Island before the state Board of Public Utilities for the right to generate electricity, there’s a growing movement on the Island seeking the opportunity for more public input from officials and taxpayers.

Northeast
Energy

USA - Offshore Wind Is Ready for Takeoff

An industry insider offers an update on this renewable sector’s potential and challenges.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - BOEM Issues First US West Coast Wave Lease

Research permit granted to Oregon State University

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

ARC - Great Power Rivalry in the Arctic Circle is Heating Up

Great power rivalry has come to the Arctic and there’s telling where it will lead.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - DEP head recuses himself from permitting decisions for South Jersey LNG terminal

Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette represented port developer when he was in private practice. Environmentalists say they didn’t know and have concerns

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Public comment for Alaska oil and gas lease sale canceled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said it would cancel a public comment period for a proposed oil and gas lease sale in Alaska.

International
Energy

World - Petronas FLNG Dua produces first LNG 500+Offshore

Malaysian energy giant Petronas’ second floating (FLNG) facility, PFLNG Dua, produced its first drop of LNG recently.