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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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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State: NJ
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Policy: Federal, Policy: State
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind energy project offshore New Jersey. The DEIS marks a crucial step in the project’s federal review, the culmination of extensive technical evaluations and multi-agency coordination over the last year.

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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: NC, OR
Category: Offshore
Subject: Floating OSW, General, Policy: Federal, Policy: State
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published two Calls for Information and Nominations to solicit information from the public and determine industry interest in potential commercial wind energy development offshore Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.

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State: NY
Category: Offshore
Subject: Finance, General, Policy: Federal, Policy: State
David Hardy, chief executive of Orsted Offshore North America, said the auction was a “missed opportunity” for an industry that is still trying to develop local supply chains and manage costs. “What does that [the $4.4bn] do for the industry,” Hardy said in an interview with the Financial Times. “It goes into federal coffers . . . Maybe it helps pay for Social Security or helps us defend a country in Europe that needs help. But it doesn’t help offshore wind.

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