Energy

Northeast
Energy

New England offshore companies submit uniform layout proposal to Coast Guard

The five New England offshore wind leaseholders — Equinor, Mayflower Wind, Ørsted/Eversource and Vineyard Wind — announced a uniform turbine layout proposal submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard with 1 nautical mile (nm) spacing between wind turbines.

Coastwide
Energy

US DoE issues wave energy challenge

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced developments in two new prizes: Waves to Water, which challenges innovators to desalinate water using the power of ocean waves, and the Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

FERC poised to make permit decisions on four LNG export projects in Texas

Federal regulators appear poised to make permit decisions on the applications submitted by four liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas. After more than three years of review, commissioners with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have placed permit decisions for the four projects on the agenda for the agency's Thursday morning meeting.

International
Energy

Shearwater wins ‘largest-ever 4D seismic campaign in Asia Pacific’

Geoservices company Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded the largest-ever 4D seismic campaign in the Asia Pacific region covering up to six fields operated by Woodside in Australia.

International
Energy

Kitimat, B.C.: LNG Canada Megaproject Begins to Take Shape

One year ago, the partners behind LNG Canada formally sanctioned the $40 billion project. Today, roughly 1,000 workers are on site in Kitimat, B.C. – about half of them from the Kitimat-Terrace area – and that’s just to set the stage for the main construction phase, which isn’t expected to start for another couple of years.

Northeast
Energy

Constitution Wind team tour Connecticut port

Siemens Gamesa will start turbine assembly activity once upgrades to State Pier finish in early 2022

International
Energy

UK: Wales National Marine Plan aims for energy while protecting seas

New planning rules for developers wanting to build out at sea have been published by the Welsh Government.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

Hearing addresses offshore energy reserves for Alaska

An Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing conducted last week examined Alaska offshore energy reserves as well as federal revenues received from energy development as well as programs that share those revenues with state, local, and tribal governments.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

Feds Ask Ninth Circuit to Approve Arctic Drilling Plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Alaska’s icy northern seas are melting, with this year marking the third lowest on record for Arctic sea ice.

Coastwide
Energy

Shell floating wind deal ‘sensible’ but won’t herald investment revolution, analyst says

The timing of oil giant Shell’s decision to acquire French floating wind firm Eolfi is “very sensible”, but isn’t likely to herald a revolution in how it invests its money, according to a top energy expert.

Coastwide
Energy

Shell Says We Have to Decarbonize Planet Earth

We have to decarbonize planet earth in the coming decades.

Northeast
Energy

Opinion: On offshore wind power, let’s not get blown over

My column two weeks ago (“On energy, New York’s head is in the sand”) generated significant interest and input on New York’s proposed offshore wind power projects and their potential negative effects on Long Island’s commercial fishing industry. That led me to dig further into the subject. I believe that what I’ve learned is important to share with Herald readers and state policymakers.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Battle to protect Florida coast from offshore drilling continues

The fight to protect Florida's Gulf Coast from offshore oil and gas drilling is far from over

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Virginia is all-in on offshore wind but Dominion's decision raises questions about cost, competence

It’s not every day that the names of a major utility and the nation’s largest grassroots environmental organization share space on a banner.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

In Rhode Island, offshore wind farm emerging as popular fishing spot

A survey finds many recreational anglers think the Block Island Wind Farm improved fishing by acting as an artificial reef

Northeast
Energy

On offshore wind power, let’s not get blown over

Al D’Amato, a former U.S. senator from New York, lays out his approach to burgeoning offshore wind proposals along the American shoreline

Northeast
Energy

Competition makes UMaine think bigger about its offshore wind project

Despite setbacks and delays, the UMaine project is likely to be the first floating commercial-scale wind farm in the U.S.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Opinion: We must protect tourism from offshore wind power

Beach lovers visit eastern Sussex County for the ocean, and a pristine view to the horizon is critical to beach enjoyment. In many ways, the view to the horizon would be recognized by Native Americans who fished on the beach a thousand years ago. We are about to lose that horizon view while no one is paying attention.

International
Energy

Troubles lurk for America's emerging offshore wind boom

In a few years’ time, offshore wind could power the slot machines at this beachside gambling town.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America’s largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don’t become the company known for the demise of America’s polar bears.

Northeast
Energy

German utility sets sights on New York Bight offshore wind

The EnBW Group, a German utility company and offshore wind developer, is preparing to bid on an anticipated next round of federal energy leases in the New York Bight, and joined a partnership with commercial fishing advocates.

Northeast
Energy

BOEM Gives Approval for First Wind Farm in Federal Waters

Public utility Dominion Energy has secured final approval from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) to move forward with a two-turbine offshore wind demonstration project off the coast of Virginia. It will be the first commercial offshore wind installation in federal waters.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Freeport-McMoRan's settlement could be the first of many. Can it save Louisiana's coast?

An oil company accused of polluting and destroying parts of Louisiana’s quickly-dissolving coastline has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement, a potential watershed moment that could help the state combat land loss and lead similarly accused energy titans to follow suit.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

FERC grants permit for Cameron LNG Train 2 commissioning start

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted Sempra Energy to start the commissioning process of the second liquefaction train at the Cameron LNG plant in Hackberry, Louisiana.

Northeast
Energy

New York: Review wind projects, but don’t kill them

When federal officials put the nation’s first big offshore wind farm on hold in order to expand an environmental review.

International
Energy

Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Crude oil has been washing up on the coast of the Brazilian northeast for over a month, leaving more than 150 of Brazil’s postcard-perfect beaches covered in thick, sludgy black patches.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Oil Pirates: The Gulf Of Mexico’s Billion Dollar Problem

Pirate activity in the Gulf of Mexico is on the rise and so is oil theft from platforms operating in the area, Fox News reports, with losses for Pemex as high as $1 billion annually.

Southeast
Energy

Florida: FDEP to issue permit for oil drilling in coastal county

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection last week announced its intent to issue a permit to allow an exploratory oil drilling operation in northern Gulf County.

International
Energy

Game-changing tidal energy project approved for Channel regions

The Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector.