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Int'l - Construction starts on Ørsted’s first green hydrogen project

With a groundbreaking ceremony held on 17 May and led by Dan Jørgensen, the Danish minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities, Ørsted marked the onsite start of construction of its first green hydrogen project.

International
Energy

AU - Australia stuns with abandoned fields decom costs levy

The Australian oil industry was stunned by the government’s decision to levy the estimated $200 million cost of decommissioning Laminaria-Corallina oil fields in the Timor Sea.

International
Energy

UK - Advisory firm PIRC slams Shell on climate strategy before AGM

Shareholder advisory PIRC recommended investors vote against Shell's non-binding resolution on its energy transition strategy on Tuesday, setting up a showdown at its annual general meeting next week.

International
Energy

Canada - Floating wind pilot could power Canadian oil and gas drilling

Saitec secures a government grant for a feasibility study into using floating offshore wind to power oil and gas drilling in Canada

Northeast
Energy

MA - Biden Administration approves 800MW Vineyard offshore wind farm

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has passed the final major step in the federal review process, which means it will likely become the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States.

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World - Developing Prospects for Oceanic Geothermal Energy Conversion

While the earth’s core is believed to be molten material, the majority of the world’s active volcanoes are believed to be releasing vast amounts of thermal energy on the ocean floor.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Bob Marshall: A second chance at being the world's energy center, if we seize the opportunity

Like people, communities sometimes play the “What if?” game, wishing they could get a second shot at some life-changing decisions. They seldom get that chance.

Mid-Atlantic
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US - Biden wants to move energy offshore, but choppy seas ahead

Up and down the East Coast, developers and government agencies are preparing for the massively complex and costly challenge of placing thousands of wind turbines taller than the Washington Monument miles out into the Atlantic.

West Coast
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OR - More Bad News For The Jordan Cove Energy Project

The proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project in southwest Oregon was dealt another setback this week when a pair of local permits was overturned by the state land use board.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Groups File Third Intervention Defending Pause on Federal Oil, Gas Leasing

Conservation groups moved Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit defending the Biden administration’s decision to pause new federal oil and gas leasing while it reviews the government leasing program.

Northeast
Energy

RI - BOEM to prepare EIS for Revolution Wind project offshore Rhode Island

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced in the Federal Register Friday its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the review of a construction and operations plan (COP) submitted by Revolution Wind LLC. Revolution Wind is a 704-MW offshore wind farm owned by Ørsted and Eversource.

International
Energy

Norway - Equinor, Ørsted, Boskalis Join AquaVentus Offshore Wind-to-Hydrogen Project

Ten new companies have joined the AquaVentus offshore wind-to-hydrogen project, including offshore wind developers Ørsted, Equinor, and WindMW, as well as the offshore construction company Royal Boskalis Westminster.

Northeast
Energy

New England - BOEM to start environmental review of proposed wind farm off Massachusetts, Rhode Island coast

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Thursday it is about to open a 30-day public comment period for an offshore wind farm, Revolution Wind, planned for waters south of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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US - DOI’s Regulation of Offshore Wind Leases Coming Into Clearer Focus With Recent MOA

After a slow start, the offshore wind industry in the United States is finally poised to take off.

Coastwide
Energy

US - Biden’s new moonshot: An offshore wind industry to rival Europe’s

Having fallen a decade behind in developing the renewable energy, the U.S. is priming itself for a space race-style comeback.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf of Mexico - GAO Finds Offshore Pipeline Oversight Lacking

The GAO found that BSEE rarely conducts or requires any underwater pipeline inspections.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Decision on wind farm delayed over fisheries compensation

Rhode Island coastal regulators, at the request of Gov. Daniel McKee, are delaying a key decision on an offshore wind farm to give the project developers more time to reach a compensation deal with the fishing industry.

International
Energy

Norway - Wave energy trial to power oil & gas platforms

Study is a collaboration between Lundin Energy Norway and Ocean Harvesting Technologies

International
Energy

Ireland - Bill on offshore wind farms and ocean power sparks political row

Opposition accuses Darragh O’Brien of railroading National Marine Planning Framework through Dáil

International
Energy

UK - Orbital Marine Power launches 'world's most powerful tidal turbine'

New 2MW tidal turbine successfully launched from the Port of Dundee in major milestone for UK marine energy sector

International
Energy

Germany - Shell, RWE & Co Move Forward with German Offshore Wind-to-Hydrogen Project

Project partners Shell, RWE, GASCADE, and Gasunie have signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaDuctus project.

International
Energy

UK - World’s ‘most powerful’ tidal turbine launched in UK

The world’s “most powerful tidal turbine” was launched yesterday to coincide with Earth Day.

West Coast
Energy

OR - Pembina Pausing Development of Jordan Cove LNG Project After Regulatory Setbacks

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has told a federal appeals court that it is pausing development of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and related Pacific Connector pipeline to assess the impact of recent regulatory setbacks.

International
Energy

Norway - Foundations Completed for World’s Largest Floating Offshore Windfarm

The first part of the construction of what is expected to be the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm has been completed.

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