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The upcoming Central Atlantic offshore wind auction will not include the wind energy area offshore Maryland that was finalized in July – only the WEAs offshore Virginia and Delaware, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced in a proposed sale notice released Monday.
Norway could become the first country in the world to mine the deep sea, but many scientists and environmentalists fear that this might blow open the door for a new frontier of extraction, with companies and governments from the Arctic to the Pacific in a race to reap the riches of the ocean…
In a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III and the Pentagon, thirty-one Members of Congress urged the Department of Defense to “explore every avenue to strengthen our rare earth and critical mineral supply chains”, emphasizing “the importance of evaluating and planning for seabed mining as a new vector of competition...”.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday recommended increasing the distance from undersea pipelines that vessels are allowed to anchor in Southern California, citing a 2021 oil spill they said was caused by ships whose anchors were dragged across a pipeline after a storm.
The Preservation Society of Newport County has filed two lawsuits in U.S. District Court challenging the thoroughness and lawfulness of the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) permitting review process, which has approved two offshore wind farms in Rhode Island waters.
For centuries, the power of the wind over the open ocean has inspired adventurers, poets, songwriters and dreamers. Today, it’s also inspiring a highly promising industry — offshore wind energy — that could help U.S. coastal states harness new tax revenues to invest in coastal infrastructure and resilience while advancing the country’s transition to a clean energy economy.
A new sodium-ion “battery” promises an environmentally friendly method of sequestering carbon in the ocean, but experts remain cautious.
The first U.S. utility-scale wind farm began operating, sending electricity to the New York grid, in a rare boost for the global offshore wind industry in recent months.
WASHINGTON, DC — The US Coast Guard said Dec. 6 that it found a light sheen west of an area in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) where it was leading the cleanup of a million-gallon (liters) oil spill for nearly three weeks, but it could not confirm if the sheen was from that spill.
Global carbon emissions from fossil fuels have risen again in 2023 – reaching record levels, according to new research from the Global Carbon Project science team.
Norway’s minority government and two opposition parties have agreed to allow seabed mineral exploration in the Arctic region, they said on Tuesday, in a key step towards full-scale ocean mining.
Imperial County, a sprawling desert region three hours southeast of Los Angeles that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, may not be what you would typically associate with Southern California.
State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida that includes collecting $91.9 million from customers in 2024 to cover costs related to Hurricane Idalia.
DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods on Saturday rejected the International Energy Agency’s recent claim that using wide-scale carbon capture to fight climate change was an implausible “illusion,” saying the same could be said about electric vehicles and solar energy.
On Nov. 20, the federal government approved Empire Wind 1 and 2, two new wind farm lots 19 miles off Long Branch.
Court fights over proposed Gulf Coast gas export facilities are exerting new pressure on federal energy regulators to reevaluate whether it is in the public’s best interest to ship fossil fuels to foreign countries as the world confronts climate change.
“Experts think our meter for what’s a serious spill has gotten skewed.”
NEWPORT – Historical preservation groups in Newport and Block Island have filed suit against the federal government over the approval of two large offshore wind farms in the ocean waters off Rhode Island, arguing that the projects' towering turbines would ruin views from the Newport mansions, the Southeast Lighthouse and other historic sites.
AUGUSTA — A unique coalition of organized labor and environmental groups that successfully passed a landmark offshore wind bill earlier this year is now signaling its unequivocal support for the responsible development of an offshore wind port on Maine’s coast.
The pipeline was closed by Main Pass Oil Gathering Company (MPOG) last Thursday after crude oil was spotted around 19 miles offshore of the Mississippi River Delta.
More than 1 million gallons of oil have flowed into Gulf of Mexico waters following a pipeline leak first reported Friday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
After massive Russian oil and gas supplies were sanctioned following the 24 February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, LNG firmly became the world’s key swing energy supply. Russia stated just over a week ago that it would do everything it could to scupper new U.S. sanctions imposed on its Arctic LNG 2 project.
(Bloomberg) — Labour has pledged to create a £2.5 billion ($3.1 billion) fund for companies creating clean tech jobs in hydrogen, offshore wind and carbon capture and storage around the North Sea as leader Keir Starmer tries to win votes in Scotland.
The Biden administration is moving forward continuing to follow its path for the development of the offshore wind energy industry.
Experts are calling Massachusetts the Saudi Arabia of offshore wind