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Energy Economics

U.S. Announces First Sale of Rights for California Offshore Wind Development

October 18, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. government has announced the first-ever sale of offshore wind development rights off the California coast. The Dept. of Interior (DOI) on Oct. 18 said it would hold the event on Dec. 6, in an effort to spur industry […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Report Says ‘Historic Expansion’ Coming for U.S. Offshore Wind

October 13, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A new report from a business group that supports development of U.S. offshore wind projects details several factors that it says will contribute to a “historic expansion” of the technology over the next several years. The Business Network for Offshore […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Biden Administration Throws Support Behind Floating Offshore Wind

September 15, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Biden administration announced a goal of installing as much as 15 GW of floating offshore wind energy capacity by 2035, and said it plans to auction off leases to support project development by the end of this year. The […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Regulatory hurdles for offshore wind remain high even with the new clean energy law

September 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

For centuries, global commerce moved by the power of offshore wind. While the age of the trading schooner is long past, the power of offshore wind as a modern-day energy resource has barely begun to be tapped. Offshore wind has […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Rhode Island breaks ground on offshore wind port project

September 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Officials broke ground on an offshore wind port project in Rhode Island that is intended to create a hub for the industry’s growth in the Northeast. The project at South Quay Marine Terminal is expected to support an offshore wind […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Dominion: Performance guarantee would kill offshore wind project

August 24, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A ratepayer protection that state regulators included in a recent order approving Dominion Energy Virginia’s application to build and recover the costs of a massive offshore wind farm would force the utility to scrap the project, Dominion said in a […]


News and Policies, State

Massachusetts climate law boosts offshore wind, EVs

August 15, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Massachusetts’ governor signed into law a climate change bill that’s meant to bring the state closer to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker encourages the development of offshore wind […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

California Sets Goals for Buildout of Offshore Wind

August 10, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

California officials have taken a major step toward establishing the state’s offshore wind energy industry, setting a goal of installing as much as 5 GW of generation capacity this decade, and 25 GW by 2045. The California Energy Commission (CEC) […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New York seeks 2 GW of offshore wind in its latest solicitation

July 28, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

New York State wants to procure at least 2 GW of offshore wind and start to implement a $500 million infrastructure plan as part of its latest competitive solicitation. The New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is administering […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind developers reach agreement with environmentalists on protecting whales

June 30, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The developers of an offshore wind farm and three environmental organizations announced that they have reached an agreement to further protect rare North Atlantic right whales during the construction and operation of the energy-generating project. The agreement involving Ørsted and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Rhode Island sets target for 100% renewable energy

June 29, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

AP — Rhode Island’s governor is signing legislation Wednesday setting the most ambitious target in the nation to require the state to be powered completely by renewable energy. The legislation accelerates plans for the electric grid to operate with 100% […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Floating offshore wind: Where does the industry stand?

June 23, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

As economies ramp up their commitments to decarbonize and transition to net-zero, many are turning to renewable energies like floating offshore wind farms to support global action. In addition, the recent geopolitical tensions compelled several European countries to hasten their […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

June 23, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The White House is launching a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden’s plan for climate change. At a White House meeting on Thursday, Biden administration […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

BOEM to rule on New Jersey offshore wind construction plan

June 21, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a draft environmental assessment for a proposed offshore wind farm near New Jersey. The proposed Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Ørsted and PSEG, would be sited 15 […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind innovation hub launches in New York to support start-ups

June 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Some of the early entrants to the U.S. offshore wind market have launched an innovation hub in New York to advance the industry by supporting start-ups. Equinor and bp, 50/50 partners on the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects, have […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Developments in Electrical System Design Are Helping to Tackle the Challenges of Wind

May 18, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A growing realisation of the need to diversify their energy bases is leading countries worldwide to consider new forms of power generation. A combination of environmental, economic, and geopolitical factors—not to mention a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why Eversource might exit its offshore wind partnership with Ørsted

May 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Eversource could exit its joint venture to develop offshore wind projects with Ørsted amid record-setting lease auctions in the U.S. The energy giant announced in its quarterly earnings report that it had launched a “strategic review” of the 50-50 partnership, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind development plans advance on Pacific and Atlantic coasts

April 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Plans to develop offshore wind projects off Oregon and the central Atlantic coasts are moving forward. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it plans to issue two Calls for Information and Nominations on April 29, a move seen […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

BOEM issues draft environmental assessment for California offshore wind

April 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a draft environmental assessment for the offshore wind development area off the Central California coast. The draft Morro Bay Wind Energy Area Environmental Assessment is available for public comment until May 7. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Ørsted, Eversource sign helicopter contract to support U.S. offshore wind projects

April 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Seemingly every day, the U.S. offshore wind industry supply chain takes a step forward. Eversource and Ørsted said they secured a helicopter contract for crew change operations at their joint offshore wind projects in the Northeastern U.S. The agreement with […]