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  • 27 October 2015
    Environment

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting input in identifying potential study ideas for consideration on Alaska, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific OCS areas. BOEM is responsible for ensuring that the effects on the natural and human environment are taken into consideration during the leasing and development of oil, natural gas, renewable […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Call for Information and Nominations to identify companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within three proposed areas off central and northern California on Friday.

  • 18 September 2015
    Environment

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed an environmental review, allowing it to move forward with its process for considering a renewable energy lease sale offshore North Carolina. BOEM’s revised environmental assessment (EA), which was conducted according to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, found there would be no significant environmental or socioeconomic impacts from […]

  • 2 December 2015

    The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold the first meeting of the BOEM standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy and mineral resources on Tuesday, December 8, at the historic National Academies building. BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper will welcome the new committee, whose members were selected through […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Authorities

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its finding that there is no competitive interest in an area offshore Maine where Statoil North America (Statoil NA) has requested a commercial wind lease. The decision clears the way under BOEM’s non-competitive leasing […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has granted its first wind energy research lease for a 12MW offshore wind test facility off Virginia. The lease has been given to Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME), which partnered with Dominion Resources, Inc. to develop the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP). The […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget request, announced yesterday, includes $169.4 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is charged with managing the Nation’s offshore energy and mineral resources in a way that promotes efficient and environmentally responsible energy development through oil and gas leasing, renewable energy development, and a commitment […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has affirmed its issuance of the existing lease to Wind Cape Associates for the Cape Wind Energy Project (CWEP) offshore Massachussets.

  • 11 February 2015

    James F. (Jim) Bennett has been appointed as Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) new Chief for the Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), the program responsible for overseeing offshore renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf. “Jim’s extensive background in environmental policy and knowledge of BOEM’s mission and programs makes him the ideal […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold public meetings in early November to help inform the environmental review of Deepwater Wind’s 90MW South Fork offshore wind farm project.

  • 7 January 2016
    Authorities, Environment

    The U.S. Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management (BOEM) held the first two of the three meetings scheduled for this week to gain insight in public opinion on the development of offshore wind energy off the coast of South Carolina.  BOEM identified four areas for offshore wind development off South Carolina, which include Grand Strand, […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed area is the largest in federal waters and will nearly double the federal offshore acreage […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a budget of USD 179.3 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under a total budget for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) of USD 11.7 billion. 

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Hopper have announced the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) supporting a potential lease sale for more than 300,000 acres of federal waters off the coast of North Carolina for wind energy development. “No challenge poses a greater threat to […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities

    Representatives from the US offshore wind industry last week visited the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to offer their views on how BOEM could improve its renewable energy program. Representatives from Deepwater Wind, RES Americas, Fishermen’s Energy, U.S. Wind, and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) requested the meeting to discuss industry comments responding to BOEM’s Request for Information […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The third BOEM/Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center located at Pier 2, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii. BOEM will present information on two unsolicited lease requests for wind energy projects proposed offshore Oahu received in January, and […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday announced availability of a revised environmental assessment (EA) and its finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for lease issuance to conduct marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore Florida. Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (FAU SNMREC) applied to BOEM for a lease to deploy experimental […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Authorities

    On 28 April 2016, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a New York Renewable Energy Task Force meeting to provide an overview of recent and upcoming activities regarding the wind energy development offshore New York.  Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior and Abigail Ross Hopper, […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have selected 14 distinguished experts to serve on the new standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy and mineral resources. The committee will provide independent information on issues relevant to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) environmental studies and assessment activities and support […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a public auction seminar in Raleigh, North Carolina, today to describe the format, explain the rules, and demonstrate the process of the auction for an offshore wind lease off North Carolina. Tomorrow, BOEM will hold a public information meeting in Nags Head, North Carolina, to provide an overview of […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Environment

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the comment period for information and industry interest in offshore wind energy development within the New York Bight region.

  • 12 March 2019
    Authorities

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to continue advancing renewable energy through an aggressive leasing program if the proposed USD 193.4 million Fiscal Year 2020 budget request is approved. Proposed by President Donald Trump, the budget request focuses on the execution of BOEM’s plans for offshore renewable energy, offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing, […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has taken an important step toward issuing a research lease for a facility to test utility-scale wave energy devices in federal waters off Oregon. The non-competitive lease would be for the offshore area where the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University (Center) would site […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the publication of a draft form for right-of-way (ROW) grants of submerged lands on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to support renewable energy development. BOEM is requesting feedback on the form, which is intended to streamline the agency’s process for authorizing cable projects that support offshore […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore New York. The bureau is publishing a Call for Information and Nominations (Call) to obtain nominations from companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within a proposed area offshore New […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    U.S. President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, announced yesterday, includes $169.8 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is charged with managing the Nation’s offshore energy and mineral resources in a way that promotes efficient and environmentally responsible energy development through oil and gas leasing, renewable energy development, and a […]