Energy

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

Hawaiian Electric makes push toward renewable energy

The Hawaiian Electric Companies announced Wednesday its plans to put out requests for proposals for its largest and most ambitious push for renewable energy ever.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

U.S. to offer all available areas in next Gulf of Mexico lease sale

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has said that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 77.8 million acres for a region-wide lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico scheduled for August 21, 2019.

Northeast
Energy

New York Signs Biggest Offshore Wind Project Deal in the Nation

New York has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in U.S. history, a key part of the state’s plan to get all of its power from emissions-free sources by 2040.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Vineyard Wind Project faces new delay

Vineyard Wind plans to build its 800-megawatt project (in yellow) 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

U.S. Offshore Wind Project Dealt Two Blows: Edgartown Commission Rejects Cables, Feds Delay EIS

The Edgartown conservation commission, in a 5-1 vote, has denied a permit for cables that would pass through the Muskeget Channel.

Southeast
Energy

South Carolina environmental agency reverses course, deals blow to oil exploration off coast

South Carolina environmental officials have dealt a blow to one of the companies wanting federal approval to explore for oil and gas off the state’s coast in the face of widespread opposition.

Northeast
Energy

Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Now that the United States finally can envision steady winds blowing from the Atlantic Seaboard due to a pipeline of offshore wind farms on the horizon, the maritime industry can finally step up and earn some of the benefits. This includes shipbuilding, port construction, and worker training. This article reviews the key developments and forecasts the growth in maritime jobs.

Northeast
Energy

U.S. Offshore Wind Project Awards Push Market Boundaries

Set for construction off the coast of Atlantic City, the estimated $1.6-billion wind farm is the country’s largest offshore capacity award.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Report: Two workers killed aboard Shell’s Auger platform in Gulf of Mexico

Two offshore workers have reportedly been killed in an incident aboard Shell’s Auger platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

West Coast
Energy

Environmental Groups Celebrate Termination of Offshore State Oil Leases

Environmental groups celebrated [Friday], after the California State Lands Commission terminated four oil and gas leases in state waters directly offshore the City of Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County.

Southeast
Energy

'The juice ain't worth the squeeze': Rep. Cunningham aims to stop oceanic oil exploration

On June 19, South Carolina Congressman Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-Charleston) introduced and passed two amendments to HR 3052, known as the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, which could effectively halt exploration for oil off the South Carolina coast as well as the coastlines of the entire country.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

OFFSHORE DRILLING Feds: Record oil leak 100 times greater than company says

A record 14-year-old oil leak off the coast of Louisiana is not releasing as much crude into the Gulf of Mexico as recent estimates suggest, but it's still spewing between 100 and 900 times more than claimed by the company involved in the incident, a study from NOAA and the Department of Commerce found yesterday.

International
Energy

World’s largest wind turbine to be put through UK ‘readiness’ testing

The world's biggest wind turbine is to undergo UK testing before it enters production in 2021.

Great Lakes
Energy

Winds of Change: Wind turbines on Lake Erie spark big support and big debate

Depending on the person asked, Cleveland could be looking at six wind turbines off Lake Erie’s shore, thousands of them or none at all.

Southeast
Energy

Georgia's endangered marine mammal to get relief from planned halt of offshore oil exploration

The second dead right whale of the year was reported last week, and by coincidence it was spotted the same day the U.S. House voted to block the expansion of offshore oil drilling in waters of Georgia and most of the rest of the nation. Offshore oil drilling activities are a hazard to endangered right whales and to other sea life, according to the federal government.

Northeast
Energy

New Jersey picks Danish firm Orsted for wind energy project

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey has chosen a Danish company to build a wind energy project off the coast of Atlantic City that could power half a million homes.

Northeast
Energy

Ørsted wins 1,100 MW offshore wind contract, biggest in U.S.

Offshore wind energy developer Ørsted was awarded a 1,100-megawatt commitment by New Jersey Friday for its Ocean Wind project off Atlantic City, the single largest award to date for the budding U.S. industry.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Port of Corpus Christi will back Phillips 66 offshore project

Phillips 66 is the newest player announcing their run in the race for offshore oil exports. And the Port of Corpus Christi is supporting the project after voicing strong opposition against a similar operation with Trafigura.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

Officials look at oil spill response plan for Alaskan Beufort Sea offshore project

An old bugaboo for oil developers in Arctic offshore waters has returned. If an oilwell blowout happens, and oil is spilled, can it be effectively contained and cleaned up in broken ice, or from underneath the ice if in winter?

Southeast
Energy

South Carolina reviews federal permit for sesimic tests

A month before a restriction on funding for state review of offshore oil and gas projects takes effect, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is preparing a response to a permit that will allow seismic testing.

Northeast
Energy

Offshore Wind Projects Growing Fast, Hitting Snags

PROVIDENCE — The demand for offshore wind continues, as the designated wind zones in waters south of Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket fill with projects.

Coastwide
Energy

US looking to harness the ocean winds with British help

As many American states are making the push to use more renewable energy sources, engineers in one of the country's oldest states are looking "across the pond" for help from British scientists to harness the power of the wind.

Coastwide
Energy

U.S. Regional Offshore Wind Leasing Strategy Announced

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a new regional offshore wind leasing strategy, saying the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) provides a world-class wind resource on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. BOEM has 15 active commercial leases for offshore wind development that could support more than 21 gigawatts of generating capacity.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Huge Exxon-SABIC petrochemical project near Corpus Christi clears state permitting hurdle

A controversial $10 billion petrochemical project near Corpus Christi has achieved a major permitting milestone that will bring it a step closer to constructing the biggest petrochemical plant in Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Assessing the impact of the Taylor Energy oil spill

Rosenstiel School researcher Martin Grosell weighs in on how marine life in the Gulf could be affected by the longest continuous oil spill in U.S. history.

International
Energy

World’s Biggest Vessel Ships Its First LNG From Australia To Asia

It’s taken almost 10-years to plan and install but the world’s biggest floating vessel, the 535-yard long liquefied natural gas (LNG) production barge Prelude has just shipped its first gas from Australia to customers in Asia.

International
Energy

U.S. Has World’s Largest Oil Reserves

The U.S. holds more oil reserves than anyone else in the world, including Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Venezuela.

Northeast
Energy

Opinion: Maryland Gov. Hogan’s New Energy Goal

Maryland now has a sound clean energy goal: 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. This goal is smart because it specifies a clear purpose: reliable, affordable, clean electricity; no greenhouse gas emissions by whatever sustainable technology proves to be cost effective.

Coastwide
Energy

Environmental groups challenge federal offshore drilling rule changes

NEW ORLEANS — Ten environmental groups, including the New Orleans-based Healthy Gulf, are suing to challenge what they view as the Trump administration’s decision to weaken critical safety rules created after the nation’s worst offshore drilling disaster.

Northeast
Energy

For Fishermen, Wind Farm Debate Contains A Dose Of Inevitability

The head of the Ørsted U.S. Offshore wind energy company recently asked Wainscott residents to support his company’s plans to build the South Fork Wind Farm in the ocean off Block Island, even if they vehemently opposed a proposal to bring the power ashore in the tiny hamlet. Many said they planned to do just that.

Coastwide
Energy

US renewable capacity surpasses coal for the first time despite Trump’s promises, gap due to widen

US electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed coal for the first time this April, and that gap looks to grow substantially during the next three years.

International
Energy

'Deep Purple' seabed hydrogen storage for offshore wind plan

Project partners hope to provide clean power supply for oil & gas platforms off Norway

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

The Great LNG Debate: A growing industry faces stiff, organized opposition in the Rio Grande Valley

PORT ISABEL— Flora Gunderson’s eyes filled with tears and her hands shook as she recalled the March 2005 day when she nearly lost her husband.

Coastwide
Energy

An Offshore Wind Boom is Knocking at Our Door

Offshore wind power in the U.S. is about to go into a dizzying growth mode. Here’s some of what has happened in the last week that is raising our already sky-high expectations of what may be coming.

Northeast
Energy

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Partners with Rutgers University to Study New Jersey Ocean Environment

The 5-year collaboration will support deployment of ocean technologies and advance research and monitoring to support offshore wind development

Coastwide
Energy

Rystad Energy: US oil output poised to set yet another record in 2019

US oil production keeps accelerating towards new highs. New records are expected both when the final numbers for May emerge and at the end of the year.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

W&T Offshore makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

W&T Offshore has announced an oil discovery at its first exploration well in 2019 at Gladden Deep in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi Canyon block 800. The discovery is in water of about 3,000 feet depth.

Coastwide
Energy

Military's Issues With Offshore Wind Farms Now Added to U.S. Spending Bills

The U.S. military has been eyeing America’s offshore wind development, concerned about impacts on training and operations, with project-siting issues brewing in some states. The dispute moved to the national stage May 21 when a House of Representatives committee passed federal appropriations bills that would set new curbs on where turbines could go. Industry advocates say they are duplicative impact mandates.

Coastwide
Energy

Permian gas flaring, venting reaches record high of 661 million cubic feet per day

Flaring and venting of natural gas in the Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico has reached an all-time record high in this year’s first quarter, averaging 661 MMcfd, according to research conducted by Rystad Energy. This widespread waste of a valuable commodity is the result of persistent infrastructure challenges, a lack of enough takeaway capacity, and an unexpected outage on a key pipeline in the area.

Northeast
Energy

Connecticut passes bill to procure up to 2 GW of offshore wind power

Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday passed House Bill 7156, which will require the commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to solicit up to 2 GW of offshore wind capacity. The bill substantially increases the state's offshore wind procurement target, which previously stood at 300 MW.

Southeast
Energy

Texas Company seeks South Carolina approval for oil blast testing offshore

One of six companies seeking federal permits to conduct seismic blast tests off South Carolina currently has its application up for review by state officials.

Southeast
Energy

Action needed to reap wind power’s billions in S.C., experts say

South Carolina tops a national list for potential in an emerging industry that could bring in thousands of jobs and provide cheap electricity, but developers aren’t lining up.

Northeast
Energy

Massachusetts to pursue more offshore wind power

The Baker administration is on board with pursuing additional renewable energy procurements that would double the amount of possible offshore wind power in Massachusetts, enough to provide roughly a third of the state’s electricity demand.

Northeast
Energy

Rhode Island Regulators Approve 400 Megawatt Revolution Wind Power Purchase Agreement

On Tuesday, Rhode Island regulators approved a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with DWW REV I, LLC — a joint venture between Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource — for the power generated from the 400 megawatt (MW) Revolution Wind offshore wind project.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Leaks threaten safety — and success — of America's top natural gas exporter

A federal investigation at Cheniere’s flagship facility in Louisiana raises red flags for a surging industry.

Coastwide
Energy

Offshore Wind’s Next Steps: 6 to Watch For

Things certainly aren’t dull in the world of offshore wind these days. Between new legislation to kick-start offshore wind markets, new bids to meet states’ demand for projects, and new markets getting set to open up, momentum just keeps building. Here are six near-term things I’m watching for.

Southeast
Energy

Threat of offshore drilling in Florida still alive. Leaders should insist Trump kill it off | Opinion

In Florida — as in many coastal states — opposition to offshore drilling is bipartisan. Former Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, was as outspoken as any Democrat when President Trump announced he would open nearly all U.S. coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. Scott’s opposition helped convince Trump to exclude Florida’s coasts.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Federal judge sends Plaquemines oil and gas damage suit back to state court

A lawsuit charging six oil and gas firms with damaging wetlands and land within the Potash Oil & Gas Field in Plaquemines Parish in violation of Louisiana’s coastal zone management laws should be heard in state 25th Judicial District Court in Plaquemines, a federal judge ruled Tuesday (May 28).

Southeast
Energy

Editorial: Keep offshore drilling away from Georgia’s coast

Many Georgians don’t like the idea of oil rigs dotting the horizon along their share of the South Atlantic Bight, that sinuous, concave coastline running from Cape Fear, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Many in Carolina and Florida have also rejected this vision of the future.

Southeast
Energy

No drilling off Virginia's coast

Local elected officials speak out on offshore oil & gas development. John Koontz represents the Hartfield District on the Middlesex County, Georgia Board of Supervisors. Contact him at hartfieldbos@gmail.com.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

NextDecade's $15B LNG project hits key permitting milestone

Houston-based NextDecade has obtained three state permits needed for its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal at the Port of Brownsville.On Friday it received an important federal environmental study that will lay the groundwork for it to receive key federal approvals.

International
Energy

Consortium launches industrial-scale Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS) project

A consortium of 11 European stakeholders including ArcelorMittal, Axens, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), and Total SA, has launched a project to demonstrate an innovative process for capturing carbon dioxide from industrial activities.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Race shaping up for Coastal Bend’s newest oil export terminal

The Port of Corpus Christi is dredging the ship channel in hopes of building a terminal to load supertankers at Harbor Island.

Coastwide
Energy

It’s Tuesday, May 21, and corporate America might be coming around to climate regulations.

Corporations want a stable business climate, and climate chaos is bringing them anything but that. That’s why companies have issued a call for action on the climate crisis, including an economy-wide carbon pricing policy.

International
Energy

Shell leverages offshore experience to tap growing wind energy market

Energy systems are changing around the world, as both public and private sectors seek sustainable energy sources that also reduce CO2 emissions. Shell, perhaps most known for its wide-ranging international oil and gas projects and developments, say that it is working to understand these shifting energy landscapes and offshore wind energy is a key component of this mix.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

Opinion: Canada must push for ban on Arctic shipping heavy fuel oil

As sea ice continues to melt, northern shipping is forecast to increase. A spill is a tragedy that can, and must, be averted.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

‘Hands’ events grow amid fear of offshore seismic tests

CARTERET COUNTY — At noon Saturday, environmentalists at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach and at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle joined hands in a gesture of opposition to offshore oil and gas exploration and support for protecting the coastal environment.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Freeport LNG Secures Federal Approval - the fourth LNG Export Facility License Issued by FERC this Year

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported Thursday that it has approved the construction of the Train 4 expansion at the Freeport LNG export facility, located on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.

Northeast
Energy

America's windiest spot looks to harness the ocean winds with some British help

A view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off the coast of Blackpool, Britain, Sept. 5, 2018. Offshore wind in the United Kingdom is booming, approaching 10% of the electricity supply there. Credit: Phil Noble/Reuters

Northeast
Energy

Connecticut House Green-Lights Offshore Wind Legislation

The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved legislation that would authorize the significant procurement of offshore wind in the state.

Southeast
Energy

Interior: Nine seismic testing permits in process

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee that the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management remains working on seismic airgun testing permits — a key prerequisite to offshore oil and gas drilling — while issues regarding the legality of the Trump administration’s offshore leasing plan work their way through the federal court system.

West Coast
Energy

Retired oil rigs off the California coast could find new lives as artificial reefs (Bonus: ASPN interview with Amber Sparks Jackson of Blue Latitides)

Offshore oil and gas drilling has been a contentious issue in California for 50 years, ever since a rig ruptured and spilled 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil off Santa Barbara in 1969. Today it’s spurring a new debate: whether to completely dismantle 27 oil and gas platforms scattered along the southern California coast as they end their working lives, or convert the underwater sections into permanent artificial reefs for marine life.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

West Coast LNG Project Setback: Oregon Denies Jordan Cove Water Quality Permit for Export Terminal, Pipeline

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a water quality certification for the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and its feeder pipeline, the Pacific Connector pipeline, though the agency left the door open for the company to reapply.

West Coast
Energy

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

California Dreamin': In CA, offshore wind has unlimited potential

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Court filing renews Federal commitment to Atlantic exploration

CHARLESTON, SC — In a court filing late Thursday, the federal government said it is “simply evaluating all its options,” when it comes to its drilling plan, appearing to soften previous comments from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that an Alaska court decision had put on hold the Trump administration’s push to open the Atlantic Ocean and other waters to offshore oil rigs.

Coastwide
Energy

Florida Congressmen Push Back at Trump's Rollback of Drilling Regulations

Three members of the Florida delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and Republican U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Francis Rooney--are looking to codify safety regulations about offshore drilling which the Trump administration is looking to change.

West Coast
Energy

11 companies want to build offshore wind farms near Morro Bay, Diablo Canyon

Massive pods of 700-foot floating wind turbines off the coast of California are edging closer to becoming a reality, now that the state has firm applications from several companies hoping to realize the vision.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Virginia Pilot Offshore Wind Farm Entering Construction Phase

Dominion Energy will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project in the coming weeks, the Virginia-based energy company’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer Thomas F. Farrell said.

Energy

How offshore wind power is re-energising Great Yarmouth

In the past decade the UK has emerged as a world leader in offshore wind energy. And some of the biggest winners from the multi-billion pound investment look set to be coastal towns searching for their industries of the future.

Northeast
Energy

All New England Senators Renew Push To Ban Offshore Drilling Off Region

All 10 U.S. senators in coastal New England reintroduced a proposal Friday to bar oil and gas drilling from the region's shores.

West Coast
Energy

California coast goes gaga over floating wind energy

Things sure are happening fast around the US offshore wind power scene. Up until last week it looked like wind development along the Pacific coast would be a long time coming. Well, that was then. All of a sudden, no less than 14 companies are duking it out for the right to power up wind farms in the waters to the west of California.

Coastwide
Energy

OFFSHORE WIND: Lobbying sets records as big coal, beach towns push back

Offshore wind companies spent unprecedented sums on influencing state policies last year, in response to official incentives promoting the renewable technology. "We are witnessing the first of a brand-new American energy industry," said Sopko. "The industry recognizes the importance of having a seat at the table."

Coastwide
Energy

OFFSHORE DRILLING: White House OKs rewrite of blowout rule

The White House has approved the Interior Department's rewrite of offshore drilling standards that the Obama administration had imposed in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Northeast
Energy

Governor signs bill prohibiting offshore drilling and infrastructure in New York waters

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation aimed at fighting back against the federal government’s plan to radically expand offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters.

Coastwide
Energy

Interior is processing offshore oil permits despite drilling pause

The Interior Department is reviewing permits from companies interested in exploring the coast for potential sources of oil, despite the agency announcing a pause in its offshore drilling plans, Reuters reported Monday.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Plaquemines oil export terminal gets state’s initial approval

NEW ORLEANS -- A proposed $2.5 billion, 20-million-barrel crude oil export terminal to be built in Plaquemines Parish adjacent to the state’s planned $1.4 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion “is not inconsistent” with the coastal Master Plan, state coastal officials have decided.

Coastwide
Energy

Offshore drilling plans paused amid rising political stakes

OFFSHORE DRILLING: The Trump administration backs off plans to expand offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic after a recent ruling by a federal judge in Alaska. (New York Times)

Northeast
Energy

US Outlook: Offshore Wind on the Agenda

While the only commercially operating wind farm offshore the US is off the country’s tiniest state – Rhode Island – many of the larger and more populous states, particularly in the Northeast, are committed to power generated by offshore wind farms.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

Virginia opposes Trump administration efforts to push offshore drilling

The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) allows any state with a coastal management programs approved by NOAA to review all federal and federally permitted activities that have the potential to impact the state’s coastal resources. This “consistency review” process is a critical component of the CZMA, but the ANPR requests suggestions for altering this well-established process and proposes limiting the ability of states to defend their consistency determinations.

International
Energy

The Clean Energy Revolution Is Picking Up Pace in the USA

Transatlantic Media Fellowship The reason: the party of climate change deniers is beginning to see that green can also be the color of money.

Northeast
Energy

What Does it Take to Bring Offshore Wind to Massachusetts?

Offshore wind could bring cheap power to Massachusetts and help turn the state into a green tech hub. But before the turbines start turning, a variety of stakeholders, including the state’s iconic fishing industry, need to be brought on board. Elizabeth Turnbull Henry ’11, president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, talked to Yale Insights about making the argument that economic development goes hand in hand with environmental sustainability.

Southeast
Energy

South Carolina Senate bans oil infrastructure

The South Carolina Senate voted this week to ban the infrastructure needed for offshore drilling and seismic blasting, showcasing the state’s ongoing and bipartisan resistance to the Trump administration’s plans to open the Atlantic Ocean to petroleum companies.

Northeast
Energy

Massachusetts: Select Board discusses Vineyard Wind options

The Nantucket Select Board tonight held a public hearing to discuss possible financial compensation the town could receive from Vineyard Wind’s proposed offshore wind-energy project. That project would add 84 turbines 14 miles southwest of Madaket, and would run a cable, partly through town waters, from the project site to Covell’s Beach in Barnstable.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Texas: FERC authorizes Driftwood, Port Arthur LNG export terminals

Washington — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday granted certificate approval to the Driftwood LNG and Port Arthur LNG export terminals, bolstering prospects for two projects in the second wave of US LNG development.

Southeast
Energy

North Carolina: Oak Island, Caswell join court battle over drilling

Three Brunswick County beach communities continued their fight against offshore oil and gas drilling by joining a South Carolina lawsuit that seeks to block private companies from conducting seismic airgun tests in the Atlantic Ocean.

Northeast
Energy

In Northeast, more research needed on offshore wind’s impact on fishing

A new alliance seeks to collect and share information on the relationships between fisheries and wind development.

Coastwide
Energy

Offshore Wind Industry Urges Cooperation as States Covet Jobs

NEW YORK — Looking for a place to assemble offshore wind farms on the East Coast? New York officials say their 63 acres at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal could be just the place.

Northeast
Energy

British Fishermen Offer A Glimpse Of The Future For U.S. Counterparts Worried About Offshore Wind Impacts

A pair of British fishermen told a room full of South Fork commercial fishermen last week that they went through the same sort of battles with wind farm developers 10 to 15 years ago that Northeast fishermen are just beginning to wade into now.

International
Energy

Bipartisan senators want 'highest possible' funding for carbon capture technology

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for funding at the "highest possible levels" for carbon capture technology development.

International
Energy

Ensco and Rowan complete merger to create world’s largest offshore drilling company

UK-based Ensco has completed its merger with smaller rival Rowan to create the world’s largest offshore drilling firm by fleet size.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Texas Coast: Duke Energy is building fourth wind farm in Starr County

North Carolina-based Duke Energy said it will build, own and operate a 200 megawatt wind project in Starr County in South Texas, marking the company’s fourth wind generation facility in the county that sits between Laredo and McAllen.

Northeast
Energy

Scaling the US East Coast offshore wind industry to 20 gigawatts and beyond

Offshore wind is poised to become a major source of power for the most densely populated area of the United States. Nine building blocks are needed to meet growth milestones and successfully scale the industry.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

As Russia Touts Expanded Arctic Sea Routes, US Observers See Veiled Threat

WASHINGTON - At this year's International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russian leaders made the most peaceable statements to date about Moscow's long-term plans for the a rapidly melting Arctic.

Northeast
Energy

Fishermen seek voice in offshore wind power planning

Finally achieving some traction with federal regulators, the commercial fishing industry is working to solidify its place at the table with the U.S. offshore wind energy industry.

Southeast
Energy

Florida could soon bury more power lines. Customers might pick up the cost

Supporters say the proposals would keep more homes and businesses out of the dark when future hurricanes inevitably wreak havoc on the state. The legislation may result in higher bills for customers, whether power lines go underground in their neighborhoods or not.

Coastwide
Energy

U.S. wind power grew 8% in 2018 amid record demand

The American wind industry emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now able to power 30 million American homes after 8% capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2018 reveals that U.S. wind power supports a record 114,000 American jobs, over 500 domestic factories, and more than $1 billion a year in revenue for states and communities that host wind farms.

International
Energy

U.S. Signs Offshore Wind MOU With The Netherlands

On Monday, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Netherlands in support of offshore wind.

Northeast
Energy

LONG ISLAND - As wind giants set sights on NY, fishermen demand a role

UK fishermen tell locals of their experiences in Europe with offshore wind farms and how to organize.