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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a long-sought permit to the nation’s first offshore wind farm, moving it a step closer to… (abcnews) [mappress] Source: abcnews, January 07, 2011
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period until Dec. 31, 2012 for those who want to submit comments on the Deepwater Wind proposal to construct five wind turbine generators and do other work off the southeast coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The original 45-day comment period was scheduled to […]
The U.S. Army reported on March 19 that it will partner with industry to invest up to $7 billion over the next 10 years in renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy. The military department has released a draft request for proposal (RFP) that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. […]
Vineyard Wind is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of its 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 20.7MW Project Icebreaker.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved project construction of the Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, Ohio. USACE, the body administering and enforcing provisions of the Rivers and Harbors Act and the Clean Water Act, reviewed Icebreaker for more than two years. The permit follows last year’s decision from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, which states the project will not have a significant impact on the environment.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office has begun an environmental review of the proposed Vineyard Wind Connector transmission project.
Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have contested the environmental assessment (EA) of Lake Erie’s 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm which states that the proposed project would have little or no impact on birds and bats.
LEEDCo, the developer of North America’s first freshwater offshore wind farm, has decided it will use six MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s (MVOW’s) 3.45MW wind turbines for its Icebreaker project. When asked by Offshore WIND about the decision to switch from Siemens 3MW turbines, Lorry Wagner, President of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), said: “MVOW is our preferred supplier for Icebreaker, but […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment for the Icebreaker project and will hold a public scoping event on 28 September. Representatives from the federal agencies will be present to answer questions about the federal […]
Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program. The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper joined Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the state’s congressional delegation and representatives of Deepwater Wind – the project developers – in celebrating an historic “steel in the water” milestone for America’s first commercial scale offshore wind […]
Ocean Power Technologies has received final permit approval from the New York District Army Corps of Engineers for its PB40. The company has also provided the required notice periods to the U.S. Coast Guard and other parties involved in the permitting process. The PB40 PowerBuoy® will be deployed approximately 30 nautical miles southeast of the […]
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that it is leading an international engineering team to design an offshore wind turbine foundation optimized for fabrication in the United States. The design will catalyze domestic manufacturing growth by removing barriers to entry faced by U.S.-based steel fabricators that want to supply foundations for the […]
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that BOEM has offered a right-of-way (ROW) grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC (Deepwater Wind) for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS). “This is a major milestone for offshore renewable energy in […]
Deepwater Wind has received the final federal approval needed to build the Block Island Wind Farm – a project that remains on-track to be the first U.S. offshore wind farm. The project’s lead federal permitting agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACORE), has granted its approval of the Block Island Wind Farm. With ACORE’s permit, the […]
Baryonyx Corporation has withdrawn its permit application from the United States Army Corps of Engineers for an 18 MW Gulf Offshore Wind (GOWind) project off the coast of South Padre Island, Texas. Audubon Texas, an organization for conservation of natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, stated that “millions of migratory birds that pass […]
Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island-based offshore wind developer, is conducting a study of marine life on the seafloor off Block Island that is paving the way for future harvesting of not only the fish but also of clean wind energy. As the company is planning to develop similar projects to the Block Island offshore wind […]
Deepwater Wind has received another permit for its project off the coast of Block Island. Namely, the Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) voted unanimously to approve the Block Island offshore wind energy project last night, according to the Providence Journal. The $300-million project comprises of five Alstom 6MW turbines, capable of producing enough […]
In a major advancement for the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind has received the first major environmental permit approvals needed to begin deployment of this path-breaking project. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) issued Deepwater Wind Water Quality Certificates, deeming the Block Island Wind Farm and Transmission System in compliance with state […]
Several key environmental groups support Icebreaker™, the 6-turbine offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie that would be the first of its kind in the Great Lakes. In letters posted on Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) website, The Ohio Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Environment Ohio, The Sierra Club, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Ohio […]
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, have announced that the developer of the proposed Block Island Wind Farm is modifying the proposed plans in seeking a permit to construct the offshore wind farm with accompanying transmission system. The company’s plans involve building a 30MW offshore wind farm and power transmission infrastructure off the […]
Expert marine data acquisition and consultancy company Partrac Ltd, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The three founding directors Kevin Black, Peter Wilson and Sam Athey, started the business in 2003 sitting around a table with just a pen, a notebook and a telephone. Partrac now has a solid reputation for delivering high quality data to […]
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it has received a second unsolicited request from Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) for a research lease offshore Virginia. DMME proposes to design, develop, and […]