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: Offshore
Subject: Floating OSW, Policy: Federal, Stakeholders
With the first offshore wind lease sales impending off California, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and commercial fishermen still have a chasm to gap before the new and old industries can reasonably co-exist, panelists said at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle Friday.

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Category: Offshore, Policy
Subject: Finance, Incentives, Policy: Federal, Supply Chain
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16th, 2022. It is one of the most comprehensive renewable energy laws to-date, and it is poised to have a significant impact on the U.S. offshore wind industry. Included in this bill is $386 billion in funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in clean energy.

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State: ME
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Incentives, Policy: Federal, Policy: State
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has made available a Request for Interest (RFI) and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) in the Federal Register for public comment to advance offshore wind planning and leasing in the Gulf of Maine.

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Category: Offshore, Policy
Subject: Finance, Incentives, Policy: Federal, Stakeholders
With passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains US$370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion in clean electricity generation. One source that’s poised for growth is offshore wind power. The Biden administration has identified two zones for offshore wind power development in the Gulf of Mexico, which up until now has been firmly identified with oil and gas production. As part of his climate strategy, President Joe Biden has set a goal for the deployment of 30 gigawatts (30,000 megawatts) of offshore wind generating capacity by 2030.

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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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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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Category: Policy
Subject: Policy: Federal
The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released a letter to Senate leadership from ACP CEO Heather Zichal and 24 of the leading CEOs and senior leaders in the offshore wind sector raising concerns with language in the House-passed Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022. If enacted, the bill would change longstanding rules for manning vessels in U.S. waters and potentially stall offshore wind development, preventing the U.S. from achieving the target of deploying 30,000 MW of offshore wind by 2030.

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