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Electric utility Avangrid is pulling out of what was to have been Connecticut’s biggest offshore wind project, Park City Wind, saying inflation and other adverse economic factors that have hit the offshore wind industry made the project “unfinanceable.”
(The Center Square) – Last week a federal judge ruled the Biden administration must go through with offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico by Sept. 27 as originally planned and under original conditions. One week later, the Fifth Circuit amended the ruling, pushing back the lease sale date to Nov. 8.
Former President Donald Trump recently claimed that “windmills are causing whales to die” in record numbers, but there’s no scientific evidence to support that.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Dominion Energy's massive Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, a proposed 2.6-gigawatt installation off the coast of Virginia Beach. It is a significant regulatory milestone and marks the end of the environmental review process for the project.
New Orleans, LA - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is postponing Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261.
A federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management cannot use new whale-protection provisions when it holds its next lease sale, finding that the agency provided too little advance notice to bidders. In response, BOEM has delayed the sale while a federal appeal led by four environmental groups proceeds.
Some $36 billion is needed to address the US’s offshore wind port infrastructure gap over the next decade, according to a new report.
Wind and solar projects have faced complaints from communities and in protected areas, as experts call for stronger planning laws and impact assessments
There are likely fewer than 100 Rice’s whales left in the Gulf of Mexico, the species’ only habitat. But the federal government unlawfully changed the terms of a lease sale to protect them, a judge said.
Orphaned wells, which weren’t properly plugged and abandoned, are more likely pathways for CO2 leaks. And state databases show seven orphaned wells within the townships slated to provide underground carbon-dioxide storage for Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG terminal.
The DOES’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has announced an additional $27 million for projects involving the transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) that has been captured at power generation plants, as well as from the atmosphere.
OSLO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Norway's second-largest listed oil and gas company, Aker BP (AKRBP.OL), said it would consider applying for licenses to mine minerals from the seabed if parliament approves a plan for such exploration.
Governors of six Northeast states are asking the Biden administration to boost federal tax credits for offshore wind developers, give their states a share of revenue from offshore energy leases and hasten permitting for the projects.
Conservation groups welcome the canceled leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but fear more could be on the way
They claim the offshore wind is responsible for a spike in whale deaths. Experts don’t buy it, but interest groups backed by fossil fuel money are spreading false information.
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified two spots on the Oregon Coast, Brookings and Coos Bay, for floating wind farms. Some of the most powerful and consistent winds in the world are located off the southwest Oregon coast, according to the Oregon Department of Energy.
(WO) – Transocean Ltd. announced a three-year award for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Aquila with a national oil company for work offshore Brazil. The contract is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2024 and represents approximately $486 million in firm backlog.
Mary Peltola, one of the few pro-oil Democrats in Congress, spent months prodding President Joe Biden to approve the enormous Willow project on the North Slope of Alaska. She was the only Democrat this year to join the pro-fossil fuel Congressional Western Caucus. And when Biden reversed oil and gas leases in her state last week, she said she was “deeply frustrated.”
An earnings preview and rating agency downgrade cast doubt on the Danish offshore wind developer’s long range plans.
Hungry for royalties, the state is awarding offshore leases to oil and gas companies that hope to bury heat-trapping carbon dioxide deep beneath the seafloor. But critics worry about leakage through rock layers, pipeline safety and the lackluster record of carbon capture facilities onshore.
It’s been a good week for offshore wind power.
Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management officials will meet with Oregonians concerned or curious about potential floating offshore wind energy projects following public and political outcry.
CNN - The Biden administration announced Wednesday it will cancel seven Trump-era oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and protect more than 13 million acres in the federal National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, stymieing a years-long attempt to drill in the protected region.
Steve Dnistrian said the timing of his work for LS Power Grid and his campaign was “good luck.”