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USA - FEATURE: Burgeoning US offshore wind industry will hit important milestones in 2022

With more than 30 GW of offshore wind power capacity under development along the US East Coast, power market participants are paying close attention to when these projects will begin delivering power into the regional markets, with several milestones expected in 2022.

International
Energy

EU - To harness the North Sea winds, we must understand its complicated seabed geology

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf - Taylor Energy Reaches Settlement Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in US History

Louisiana oil and gas company Taylor Energy will be liquidated and required to turn over all its remaining assets to the United States to resolve its liability for an oil spill at its former Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production facility — the source of the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history which has been ongoing since 2004.

International
Energy

SCT - Major Floating Wind Farm Offshore Scotland to Power Oil and Gas Field

Flotation Energy Plc and CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd have submitted an Offshore Scoping Report for a floating wind farm offshore Scotland with a capacity of up to 480 MW and scheduled to be operational by 2026.

Southeast
Energy

NC - Push for wind farm off Wilmington's coast continues despite local concerns

The proposed development could go a long way to meeting the state's offshore wind energy goal

Northeast
Energy

MA - 'We all ... have a stake in it': Finding common ground for Mass. fishermen, wind industry

The SouthCoast has powered Massachusetts for what seems like forever. While the whaling port was not developed until the mid-17th century, the height of the industry attracted people from all over, for a job whose only pre-existing requirement was facing the largest mammal on the planet.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Siemens Gamesa, Dominion Energy Advance Plans for 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Project

All items are anticipated to be successfully closed by Q1 2023. Installation of the mammoth project in waters off the coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia is expected to begin in 2024.

Coastwide
Energy

World - Rapid growth of offshore wind will stir-up race for ocean space

DNV’s Ocean’s Future to 2050 report has stated that the rapid growth of offshore wind will trigger an unprecedented race for ocean space

International
Energy

Norway - As World Weans Off Fossil Fuels, Norway Continues Hunt for Offshore Wells

Equinor ASA will drill about 25 exploration wells off Norway’s coast next year in a bet that it will be among the last companies still producing oil and gas when the world has achieved net-zero emissions.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Jones Act skirmishes coming in offshore wind

As the Biden administration pushes on with its drive toward 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy potential by 2030, so are U.S. offshore operators pressing their demands for strict enforcement of the nation’s maritime laws.

Coastwide
Energy

World - Green Finance Is Fueling The ESG Boom

In a year in which significant political efforts have been made to speed up the energy transition, 2021 has also been record-breaking for green finance, as governments, international institutions, and lenders alike seek to support the shift towards renewables.

Coastwide
Energy

World - Climate Change Threatens Recoverable Oil Reserves

More than 40 percent of commercially recoverable oil and gas reserves are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, Verisk Maplecroft has warned.

International
Energy

DK - Denmark Invests in Carbon Capture as It Phases out Offshore Drilling

Having banned oil exploration in its territorial waters, Denmark is investing $2.4 billion into a plan to capture CO2 from the energy and industrial sectors and inject it into the seabed in geological formations that previously held oil and gas deposits.

International
Energy

UK - BP picks contractors for UK’s landmark carbon capture and storage cluster prize

Oil and gas major BP has selected two consortia of engineering, ‎carbon capture licensors, power providers, and EPC contractors to participate in a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) ‎competition to advance the development of one of the first decarbonised industrial ‎clusters in the UK and the world. The lucky winner to take the project forward into construction will be selected in 2023.

International
Energy

World - A Key Tool for Cleaning Up Oil Spills Is More Hazardous Than Helpful

In the decade since the record-breaking use of oil dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, science shows they’re dangerous, potentially deadly, and rarely useful. A new court case is forcing the US EPA to reconsider their use.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Western Governors' Association Calls for Regional Approach to Offshore Wind Development

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) has approved and enacted offshore wind energy development as a policy priority and called for a collaborative, regional approach to developing the emerging industry off the Pacific Coast today.

International
Energy

UK - No limits: UK opens record-sized green power auction to fuel offshore wind boom

The fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme which aims to secure 12GW of electricity capacity opens with £285 million a year funding for low-carbon technology.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Next Round of Offshore Wind Leases Could Add $85B to GDP, says American Clean Power Association

A new study from the American Clean Power Association suggests that the Biden administration's plans for another round of offshore lease auctions could lead to $120 billion in investment and up to 128,000 jobs during construction. These new areas could support another 23-40 GW of offshore wind capacity - in addition to the 25 GW capacity potential of existing lease areas off the U.S. East Coast.

International
Energy

Japan - ClassNK greenlights K Line’s ammonia-fuelled car carrier design

Japanese shipping major K Line and compatriot firm Shin Kurushima Dockyard have received an approval in principle (AiP) from classification society ClassNK for a concept design of an ammonia-fuelled car carrier.

International
Energy

UK - First turbine installed at giant Seagreen offshore wind farm

SSE Renewables is celebrating a “major milestone” after the first turbine was successfully installed at what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - The Export Boom That Could Transform Texas—and the World

The United States’ oil and gas export boom has been a decade in the making. All along the Texas coast, communities are fighting back against the industry’s expansion.

Coastwide
Energy

World - Data storage, mining and wind: oceans seen as new frontier but at what cost?

Industries gazing out to sea for more space, more cold, clean water and more wind offer a glimpse of the future and its risks

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Confronting painful truths on Cook Inlet's natural gas future

Owners of old cars know the painful “repair-or-replace” decision. Repairing avoids spending time and money on car shopping, but sooner or later, another lingering problem sends you back to the shop. Rather than waste your investment, you repair again. Quickly, you spend enough on repairs to have bought a new car and still saved — if only you’d done it three shop visits ago.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Our Views: Welcoming the winds of change to Louisiana's energy industry

Talking about the world’s demand-driven shift from polluting fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy, Gov. John Bel Edwards has called on Louisianans not to wax nostalgic for the state's longtime economic driver but to “embrace the transition.”

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - Jordan Cove project dies. What it means for FERC, gas

The developer of an Oregon liquefied natural gas export terminal told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the first time yesterday it would not move forward with the embattled project, putting to rest years of uncertainty for landowners.