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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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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State: CA
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Floating OSW, Policy: State
California Governor Gavin Newsom has called for the increase of the state’s offshore wind target to at least 20 GW by 2045 as part of an action plan that aims to accelerate the energy transition through an executive order. 

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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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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: 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: 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: NY
Category: Offshore, Policy
Subject: Environmental Justice/Minorities, Incentives, Manufacturing, Policy: State, Ports, Unions
Fourteen miles off the coast of New York, vast fields of offshore wind turbines will soon be installed in the Atlantic Ocean. Spurred by a recent $4.37 billion federal auction of more than 488,000 acres of offshore leases in the New York Bight, these wind farms will help New York realize its 2019 mandate to generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. But growing an offshore wind industry will require the transformation of huge sections of the shoreline in order to construct and maintain the giant turbines. The next two city sites under development are located in Staten Island along the…

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State: MA
Category: Offshore, State
Subject: Grid, Policy: State
The projects that were chosen to power the state in its latest offshore wind procurement, the 405 MW Mayflower Wind and the 1,200 MW Commonwealth Wind, recently signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with three Massachusetts utilities for USD 76.7/MWh and USD 72/MWh, respectively. The PPAs are currently under review by the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

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