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CA - The First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

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.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Biden races the clock on offshore wind

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)

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Department of Transportation marks the SPOT: Oil project set for Gulf exports clears Federal Hurdle

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.

Energy

Ørsted and Eversource Partner with Mystic Aquarium for Offshore Wind and Marine Life Research

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.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Expected In Early 2023; Here's Why The OSW Industry Should Take Note

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Louisiana to receive $82 million in Gulf offshore oil and gas revenue sharing

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Biden administration approves Gulf oil terminal opposed by Texas city

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.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Destination uncertain for NC offshore wind power

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.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

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.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Panelists say BOEM, fishing industry still far apart on offshore wind

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.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Will NC get offshore wind farms? Right now it's up to one state commission

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.

International
Energy

GE - Port of Hamburg to house Germany’s first large-scale green energy import terminal Hamburg

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - BOEM adapts Gulf of Mexico wind planning to central Atlantic

‍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.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Offshore wind farms may harm seabirds, but scientists see potential for net positive impact

A new study presents a framework for assessing and mitigating the impacts of offshore wind energy development on marine birds

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

USA - US BOEM Announces 8 Proposed Areas for Offshore Wind in the Central Atlantic

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.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

MA - Vineyard Wind adopts marine mammal detection tech

US offshore wind developer has entered into a partnership with Massachusetts outfit Charles River Analytics

International
Energy

NL - SolarDuck and partners awarded DEI subsidy to build and test Offshore Floating Solar platform ‘Merganser’

€ 7.8m DEI+ subsidy to fund full-scope research programme, incl. solar platform integration in North Sea offshore wind farms

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Wind Farm Public Hearing Draws Passionate Statements

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.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Draft North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy Announced

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

International
Energy

World - Oil majors are moving into wind. Does that make them green?

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.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Ocean City, County Oppose Transmission Line for Offshore Wind Farm

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - The Next Big US Offshore Wind Winners Are Texas & Louisiana

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.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Dominion, Ratepayer Advocates Propose Settlement Over Potential Wind Project Costs

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.

International
Energy

World - Offshore Wind Set For $1 Trillion Investment In Next Decade

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.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Louisiana expected to reap benefits from Wind Energy Area designation in the Gulf.

Congressman Troy Carter said a Wind Energy Zone Designation in the gulf offshore from Louisiana is significant for the state.