Included here, in a searchable database, are all of our news articles for the last two years.

Use the search filter to select news items by date, by state, by category and also by a specific search term – e.g. “FERC” or “Ørsted”.

For the ‘category’ search: We have divided news items into one (or sometimes more) of three categories.
1. State.  If the news refers to a single state only, this category applies
2. Offshore. If the news relates to the entire offshore sector, for instance BOEM announcing a new leasing round, it is filed under this category
3. Policy.  Where the item doesn’t relate directly to either a state or to the offshore sector (for instance tariffs on wind components or a FERC decision) it is filed under policy

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State: CA
Category: Policy, State
Subject: General, Policy: State
On August 1, 2022, the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued an updated ABA 525 report that expanded the state’s offshore wind planning goals from 3 gigawatts (GW) to up to 5 GW by 2030. The CEC found that the 2030 goal would be fulfilled from full development of the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area (WEA) off central California or a combination of partial development of the Morro Bay WEA and the Humboldt WEA off northern California. It is estimated that up to 5.3 GW of offshore wind from central California could be delivered through the existing transmission system but that the estimated…

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Category: Offshore, Policy
Subject: General, Policy: Federal
Expand Offshore Wind Opportunities and Jobs: The Department of the Interior is proposing the first Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico, a historic step toward expanding offshore wind opportunities to another region of the United States. These areas cover 700,000 acres and have the potential to power over three million homes. President Biden is also directing the Secretary of the Interior to advance wind energy development in the waters off the mid- and southern Atlantic Coast and Florida’s Gulf Coast —alleviating uncertainty cast by the prior Administration. These actions follow the President’s launch of a new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation…

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State: RI
Category: Offshore, Policy, State
Subject: General, Policy: State
If the full amount is secured, it would meet nearly half of the state’s electric demand in 2030, even accounting for the continuing electrification of the heating and transportation sectors, said Nicholas Ucci, the outgoing commissioner of the state Office of Energy Resources.

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Category: Policy
Subject: General, Policy: Federal
As the smoke clears from the Supreme Court’s major climate ruling last week, legal experts and clean energy groups say the country still has many options for achieving a dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, the high court’s conservative majority rejected the Obama administration’s systemic approach to power plant regulation in the Clean Power Plan that it had blocked from going into effect in 2016. The 6-3 decision found that EPA didn’t have clear direction from Congress in the Clean Air Act to craft a rule-based on power plants shifting their energy sources from fossil fuels to renewables…

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State: VA
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: General, Policy: Federal, Policy: State, Stakeholders
A partnership announced last week between the federal government and 11 East Coast states that aims to speed up offshore wind development has one noticeable absence: Virginia.

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State: RI
Subject: General, Policy: State
It’s the most ambitious timeline in the country — Oregon is the next closest state, with legislation that requires retail electricity providers to reduce emissions by 100% by 2040, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. There are currently 10 states with a 100% renewable portfolio standard or clean energy standard, with most timelines between 2040 and 2050.

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State: CT, NY, RI
Category: Offshore
Subject: General, Manufacturing
Ørsted and Eversource are working with Boskalis for the foundation and offshore substations transportation and installation work for the joint venture’s South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind projects, as well as scour protection installation contracts for its Revolution Wind and Sunrise Wind projects.

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State: SC
Category: Offshore, Policy, State
Subject: General, Policy: State
On Friday, June 17, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law House Bill 4831, which calls on the State’s Department of Commerce (Commerce) to conduct a study on the economic and supply chain advantages that South Carolina can leverage to compete in the United States’ nascent offshore wind industry.

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State: CA
Category: Offshore, Policy, State
Subject: Floating OSW, General, Policy: Federal, Policy: State
The California Coastal Commission has approved offshore wind activities in Morro Bay and Humboldt Bay that will result from the upcoming lease sale for five areas located in the waters offshore central and northern California. Under its federal consistency review authority, the Coastal Commission evaluated whether the leasing process proposed by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is consistent with the California Coastal Act, including site investigations that those who win at the auction will be conducting as well as the potential future lease development activities, including construction and operation of offshore wind farms.

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State: MD
Category: Offshore
Subject: General
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct an environmental review of US Wind’s offshore wind project in Maryland, the state’s first proposed offshore wind energy project and the 10th review offshore wind of this type started under the Biden-Harris administration.

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State: MA
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: General
Norwegian subsea services player DeepOcean has secured a contract from Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for the Vineyard Wind 1 project. The project, which will be led out of its office in Houston, Texas, will see DeepOcean provide a range of subsea services, including project management, engineering, ROV, tooling, and survey activities.

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