The Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Office (BOEM) are convening a workshop to obtain individual stakeholder insight into the technical and market challenges and potential pathways to facilitate the development of the offshore wind industry in the United States.
Commercial Leasing For Wind Power On The Outer Continental Shelf Offshore South Carolina – Call For Information And Nominations
BOEM invites the submission of nominations for commercial wind leases that would allow a lessee to propose the construction of a wind energy project on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore South Carolina, and to develop the project if approved after further environmental review.
Environmental Assessment For Commercial Wind Leasing And Site Assessment Activities On The Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore South Carolina
BOEM is announcing its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for potential commercial wind leasing and site assessment activities on the Atlantic OCS offshore South Carolina.
The U.S. Interior Department announced Monday it will include North Myrtle Beach in new reviews to determine whether wind energy should be developed in federal waters along South Carolina’s coast.
Though wind farms off the Jersey coast have long proved elusive, their turbines could ultimately power 1.2 million homes.
Concern Over Economic Impact Voiced During House Committee Hearing On Impacts Of Federal Policies On Energy Production In The Gulf
The House Committee on Natural Resources held a field hearing in New Orleans on Tuesday to deliberate on the impacts of federal policies on energy production and economic growth in the Gulf of Mexico....
The White House announced today that President Barack Obama has nominated engineer Richard Buckius, currently the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) chief operating officer, to fill the agency’s second highest position: deputy director.
Pesticides entering waterways, extending wildlife conservation efforts, reauthorizing the National Estuary Program, and opposition to the recently released Clean Power Plan were all debated this week in a heated markup held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. On the agenda were several bills (S.1324, S.1500, S. 1523, S.722) to be considered, but the discussion focused on the Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015, S.1324.
The federal consistency review component of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) was the basis of Republican assertions that states can inhibit nationally important energy developments.
Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States.