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: MD
Category: Policy, State
Subject: Manpower, Manufacturing, Policy: State, Unions
The Maryland Works for Wind project will partner with leading employers and seven local unions to build a training model that meets the needs of employers and local communities.

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Category: Offshore, Policy, State
Subject: Manpower, Stakeholders, Unions
Unions are positioning themselves as a key part of the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, pushing for worker-focused mandates while fielding questions about how it can be done, particularly in the waters off less union-friendly states.

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State: RI
Category: Offshore
Subject: Manpower, Stakeholders, Unions
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined representatives of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce and the offshore wind industry to announce $375,000 in federal funding for the creation of a new offshore wind energy Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).  The Congressionally Directed Spending request submitted by Whitehouse was included in the omnibus bill that President Joe Biden signed into law in March.

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State: NJ
Category: Offshore
Subject: Manpower, Unions
The carpenter’s union is betting on America’s energy transition and the jobs that are promised to come with it. In late 2020, before investing in its own dive school, it spent approximately $800,000 on a 13-acre lot where it is building out an expanded heavy construction, pile driving and offshore wind training facility. The site is located across the street from the union’s existing training center in Hammonton, New Jersey, approximately 30 miles northwest of Atlantic City. What was recently a forested area of the Pine Barrens is now clear of trees and features mock-up construction sites.

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Category: Offshore
Subject: Environmental Justice/Minorities, General, Manpower, Manufacturing, Stakeholders, Unions
A first of its kind in the U.S., offshore wind developer Ørsted and North America’s Building and Trade Unions (NABTU) have agreed to a “historic” national project labor agreement (PLA) for offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast. The agreement sets better standards for working conditions, equity, and pay standards, a livable wage in an industry that is flourishing.

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State: MA
Category: Offshore
Subject: Manpower, Stakeholders
Vineyard Wind continues to secure partners as it begins preparations for constructing the first US large-scale offshore wind farm, as it has selected Semco Maritime as its preferred supplier for maintenance of foundations and sub-stations. Semco has also announced it will establish an office in New Bedford and hire 40 local employees to set up its service and maintenance activities on the project.

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State: MD
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Environmental Justice/Minorities, Manpower, Manufacturing, Steel, Unions
Ørsted will build an offshore wind steel fabrication plant in Maryland. The plan calls for the plant, located in Federalsburg, to supply large steel components for farms along to mid-Atlantic seaboard. The plant forms a partnership between the Danish company and US company Crystal Steel and will employ around 150 full-time welders, painters, and other specialists.

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