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The County of Humboldt in California and the two developers that secured floating wind leases in the waters of the county’s coast, RWE and Vineyard Offshore (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners), signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 22 August, under which they will jointly identify benefits of the floating wind industry to the economy and employment in the county.
Federal officials’ announcement of two draft wind energy areas off the Oregon coast poses danger to fisheries, jobs and the state’s coastal environment, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians say.
OCEAN CITY — To hear the comments of many local officials, it seems like the area’s opposition to wind power development along the coast is steadfast and unanimous.
The continued efforts to contain the abandoned oil wells in the Pacific Ocean offshore to Summerland Beach took a new stride on Monday, August 14, at 10 am with the arrival of new capping methodology and the start of a 3D geological study titled, “Summerland Oil Mitigation Study” (SOMS), to fully map the oil reservoirs, rivers, and wells in the Summerland ocean floor area through to the shoreline.
Offshore wind farms can create their own local climates and may alter currents. How does that affect marine ecosystems?
Danish wind farm company Ørsted has built three massive artificial bird nests off the coast of the United Kingdom with contractor Red7Marine. The structures are intended to help support the populations of kittiwake, a seabird species that may be impacted by the company’s nearby wind farm.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified two draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) off the coast of Oregon. These draft WEAs cover approximately 219,568 acres off southern Oregon, with their closest points ranging from approximately 18 miles to 32 miles off the coast.
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant sparked controversy when it first opened decades ago. But in an era shaped by climate change, it may be just what California needs while the state awaits construction of an offshore wind farm.
Tidal lagoon power stations have long been considered a promising source of renewable energy, yet they remain an untapped resource for many coastal communities.
In 2022, U.S. state governments increased their collective procurements of offshore wind power to over 8,100 MW. While these collective procurement targets have the potential to transform electricity generation in the United States, states have so far come to these targets and approached offshore wind development more generally, on an individual basis.
The Biden administration recently approved what will become the nation’s largest offshore wind farm to date, with the capacity to power hundreds of thousands of homes.
Rising costs and logistical issues have led to a series of delays in recent weeks for at least 10 offshore wind projects across the U.S. and Europe totaling $33 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Gov. Roy Cooper says he's disappointed with the federal government's decision to exclude two sites off North Carolina from a new round of offshore wind leasing areas.
Suriname, a small country on the northeastern coast of South America, is known for its rich biodiversity and vast natural resources. However, it is also one of the nations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. As the world grapples with the escalating climate crisis, Suriname’s energy market is undergoing significant transformations.
While temperature records are broken worldwide, we’re seeing the effects of the climate crisis at home.
Both New Jersey and Maryland are already moving ahead with offshore wind projects.
Waves have been on the mind of Alex Kwok, a Bay Curious listener who grew up in Fremont. When it comes to green energy, he’s seen a lot of solar and wind energy projects here in California. But he says the ocean seems particularly promising because of its consistency.
While the permitting reform is at the top of the list concerning the biggest hurdles to the development of new and expansion of existing energy projects in the United States, the lack of a new five-year offshore leasing programme is regarded as a significant lapse by the oil and gas industry.
BP and Equinor are in the process of renegotiating the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for their joint offshore wind projects in the USA, according to Reuters.
In May, ships started arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts carrying offshore wind turbines taller than a football field is long. These turbines are now being installed 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard at the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is emerging as a promising sustainable energy solution for internet data centers, which are notorious for their high energy consumption. This innovative technology utilizes the temperature difference between warm surface seawater and cold deep seawater to generate electricity, offering a renewable and virtually inexhaustible source of power.
Big changes are afoot on the Samoa Peninsula. The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District is planning to construct a large manufacturing center to craft and assemble giant wind turbines suitable for the deep offshore waters of the Pacific Coast.
SUSTAINABILITY - The European Commission envisions three hydrogen corridors, one of which is the North Sea Corridor. Four Dutch regions along the North Sea are stepping up to this ambitious proposal.
U.S. oil and gas company Hess Corporation has made an oil discovery in an exploration well located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing new wind energy areas totaling 1,148 square miles off Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Galveston, Texas.