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The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a high-level assessment of all waters offshore the US Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease locations.
Offshore winds blowing off the US Atlantic Coast could produce four times more electricity each year than the region currently uses, according to a report by the Environment Maine Research and Policy Center.
The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has recently released a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing, which has shown that a significant number of officials representing eastern coastal states disapprove the plan, recommending renewable energy, especially wind power, as a better solution that would create more jobs and energy than drilling. Atlantic region in the […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday published a final environmental review of geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast that establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for survey activities that will update nearly four-decade-old data on […]
The BlueGreen Alliance, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, launched a multi-state tour to highlight the potential of offshore wind along the Atlantic Coast, specifically in Maryland and New York. The domestic offshore wind industry has obstacles to overcome, but has shown significant potential to power millions of American homes and businesses. Germany’s […]
Speaking in Brussels, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated that the plans to launch an integrated marine strategy, which will use the Irish vast offshore resources, are progressing well. Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte highlighted the potential the country has in renewable energy sources at the Energy Ireland Conference in May, when the Renewable Energy Strategy was […]
Echoing President Obama’s State of the Union call for an “all of the above” energy strategy, the Department of the Interior marked a major milestone for offshore wind energy along the Atlantic coast. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that the department’s renewable […]
A consortium led by Iberdrola, who have their global offshore wind headquarters located in Glasgow, has announced yesterday the submission of two bids for windfarm projects off the Brittany and Atlantic coasts as part of the French Government’s competition to install up to 3 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity. The consortium includes Eole Res, […]
Winds off the Atlantic coast have the potential to be a huge energy source for the U.S., a federal official said Wednesday. By Paula C. Squires (virginiabusiness) [mappress] Source: virginiabusiness, June 23, 2011;
Vestas is among the companies closely monitoring the Obama administration’s push for more offshore wind turbines along the Atlantic Coast. By Dennis Darrow (chieftain) [mappress] Source: chieftain, February 09, 2011
A Gainesville company is developing some high-tech ways to survey birds off the Atlantic coast through a federal grant to help regulators consider the effects of offshore wind turbines. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement — or BOEMRE — has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Pandion Systems Inc. to conduct […]
On Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Delaware Senator Tom Carper will join Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management… (tradingmarkets) [mappress] Source: tradingmarkets, November 23, 2010;
Investors on Oct. 12 proposed to build an underwater electricity superhighway that would carry wind power generated off the Mid-Atlanti… (kansascity) [mappress] Source: kansascity, October 19, 2010;
The Atlantic Array foes claim that the offshore wind farm would ruin one of Wales’ most beautiful coastal landscapes, writes Wales Online news portal. Namely, the offshore wind project between Lundy Island and Gower could have 180 to 250 wind turbines erected. Their height would be from 100m to 200m, which is higher than all […]
The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) says that the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind project will have ‘serious detrimental impact’ on the natural beauty of the coastline. The proposed project has raised AONB´s concerns over its industrial aspect and its proximity to the shore. According to the partnership the project development […]
Fishermen’s Energy is coming to Atlantic City and will more than likely have employees and offices in Gardner’s Basin. This is the company that will develop six wind turbines 2.8 miles off the coast of Atlantic City as a demonstration project.
The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating project in Portugal has used the first ever Lankhorst Dyneema DM20 mooring tethers.
The WindPlus consortium has signed a firm order with MHI Vestas to provide three V164-8.4 MW turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project situated near the coast of Northern Portugal.
ASM Industries has secured a contract to manufacture and supply two complete foundations for the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal.
Navantia has begun manufacturing a floating foundation for the Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project at the Fene shipyard in Spain, after the Navantia-Windar joint venture won a contract for the works a few months ago, the foundation manufacturer informed.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy opened a new window of opportunity for the Atlantic City offshore wind farm to be built by signing the S1217 bill into law on 30 May, after two similar bills introduced in 2016 did not pass at the former Governor Chris Christie’s desk.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the comment period for the Proposed Path Forward for Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) until 5 July 2018.
A bill which allows the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to reconsider Fishermen’s Energy’s 24MW Atlantic City Wind Farm project has cleared both houses of the State legislature.
Sierra Club’s New Jersey chapter has voiced its opinion over the 24MW Atlantic City Wind Farm after a bill reviving the pilot project was approved by the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on 22 March. The organisation is looking at the project as not being the best option to reach the state’s offshore wind targets.
EDF Renewable Energy has entered into a preliminary agreement with Fishermen’s Energy to acquire the 24MW Atlantic City Wind Farm project located offshore New Jersey, US.
After OMM completed a boulder removal campaign for a German offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, Atlantic Marine – which supported the project with its Atlantic Tonjer vessel and ROGE ROV 2 boulder system – announced that the works had taken its total to over 30,000 targets removed, including boulders, UXO, scrap metals, wreckage and disused cables in the past five years.