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TX - Talos Diving into Carbon Capture Opportunities in U.S. Offshore

Houston-based Talos Energy Inc. is diving into carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities along the Gulf Coast and offshore with UK expert Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd.

Northeast
Energy

NY - BOEM to offer New York Bight wind leases; scallop fishermen urge delay

The U.S. plans to auction eight lease areas for offshore wind power in the shallow stretch of the Atlantic between New York’s Long Island and New Jersey.

International
Energy

Int'l - The post Construction starts on world’s 1st zero-emission fast ferry appeared first on Offshore Energy

The construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard in Norway, partners in the EU-funded TrAM project said

Southeast
Energy

NC - North Carolina Governor Commits to Offshore Wind Power, Clean Energy Jobs

Executive Order No. 218 reaffirms North Carolina’s commitment to creating clean energy jobs, increasing economic opportunities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the expansion of offshore wind power.

Coastwide
Energy

US - Study: Peak oil moves closer as energy majors shift to renewables

The world’s largest oil and gas companies increased investment in clean energy by 34% in 2020, despite a 6% fall in global energy demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research published on Tuesday (8 June).

Coastwide
Energy

US - Governors of Nine East Coast States Send Offshore Wind Letter to Biden Administration

In a letter dated June 4, 2021, the governors of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia commended the Biden administration for its recently announced commitment to developing wind energy off the US coast.1

West Coast
Energy

WA - U.S. seeks less costly clean hydrogen in fight against climate change

The Department of Energy (DOE) set a goal for hydrogen made with clean power, such as renewables and nuclear energy plants, by 80% to $1 per kilogram in a decade.

Coastwide
Energy

US - ANWR Drilling Paused By Biden Administration

The executive action reverses a drilling program approved by the Trump Administration in 2017

Northeast
Energy

ME - Lobstermen Protest Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine

I’m from Maine, and I return every time I can. I’m not from the coast, but my cousins are, and boiled lobster is the standard at any summer gathering. I remember my lobsterman cousin pulling up in his pickup with two big Styrofoam coolers packed full of bugs.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Research Underway On Floating Renewable Energy Station

Texas A&M researchers are developing an ocean renewable energy station that could combine wind, wave, current and solar energy methods on a floating offshore platform.

International
Energy

Int'l - Plans unveiled for huge Teesworks' offshore wind factory

GE Renewable Energy’s plans for a mammoth factory to manufacture state-of-the-art blades for offshore wind turbines have taken a major step forward, after plans were submitted that could create up to 2,250 jobs.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Comeback grants Port of Humboldt Bay $11 million to support offshore wind development

The California Assembly voted on Thursday to pass AB 525, legislation that would direct state agencies to plan for the development of utility-scale offshore wind energy.

Northeast
Energy

RI coastal regulators back South Fork Wind Farm, over objections from fishermen

State coastal regulators approved a vital certification for the South Fork Wind Farm on Wednesday, a decision that pushes the second major offshore wind project proposed in the United States one step closer to reality.

International
Energy

Int'l - World's first 100,000-ton deep-sea semi-submersible oil platform ready for production in June

The world's first 100,000-ton deep-sea semi-submersible oil production and storage platform, China’s self-developed “Deep Sea No 1” energy station, has successfully completed installation of all equipment and is expected to start production at the end of June, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) said on Saturday.

Northeast
Energy

RI - US's First Big Offshore Wind Farm Is a Breakthrough for the Industry

The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like in Europe have run into long delays — but that may be about to change.

Northeast
Energy

NY - South Fork Wind Farm project to reduce turbines from 15 to 12

Developers of a planned offshore wind farm to power the South Fork have agreed to reduce the number of turbines for the LIPA-contracted project to 12 from 15, but Rhode Island fishermen offered a $12 million compensation package say the turbine reduction won't help and the package is inadequate.

International
Energy

Int'l - The weekend read: Age of green hydrogen causes co-location rethink

The regions where the desert meets the sea have long been thought the most desolate and unproductive areas of the world, fruitful solely for those clever cultures who call them home. However, in the 21st century, that fiscal notion is turning on its head, and turning as rapidly as a wind turbine in a tornado.

West Coast
Energy

WA - Biden-Harris Administration Advances Offshore Wind in the Pacific

Departments of the Interior, Defense and the State of California agree to accelerate wind energy offshore the central and northern coasts of California

Coastwide
Energy

World - Investors, court deliver 'stark warning for Big Oil' on climate

Shareholders rebuked the top two U.S. oil companies on Wednesday for dragging their feet on fighting climate change, while a Dutch court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell needs to accelerate cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.

Coastwide
Energy

US - After Dutch Ruling Against Energy Company, Focus Turns to US Climate Lawsuit

A landmark ruling on Wednesday by a Dutch court ordering Royal Dutch Shell to drastically cut its planned greenhouse gas emissions could impact the United States where most of the world’s climate cases are being litigated.

International
Energy

Int'l - Waves and seaweed challenge France’s plans for floating wind appeared first on Energy Voice

Floating wind energy projects could open up vast areas of the world’s oceans to produce carbon-free power.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Regulators push off vote on offshore wind farm

Rhode Island coastal regulators will wait another week before making a decision on a key approval for a large offshore wind farm proposed in ocean waters southeast of Block Island.

Coastwide
Energy

US - Temporary Ban On New Federal Oil And Gas Leases Under Fire

On January 27, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14008 ("E.O. 14008"), implementing a temporary pause on the auction of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water while the President's administration reviews the program.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Offshore Wind California Applauds Biden Administration for Clearing the Way to Bring Gigawatts of Clean, Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Power to the Golden State

The Departments of Interior and Defense have reached agreement on California sea-space and other issues, clearing the way for the multi-gigawatt (GW) offshore wind power.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Developers agree to fewer turbines in proposed offshore wind farm

The developers of the South Fork Wind Farm are set to reduce the number of turbines from 15 to 12 in response to a request from Rhode Island coastal regulators who want to minimize disruption to the marine environment and the state’s fishing industry.

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