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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement announced Thursday that it had agreed to grant a 30-day extension to... By Don Cuddy (southcoasttoday) [mappress] Source: southcoasttoday, February 25, 2011
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement held a meeting at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast Tuesday with members of... By Mike DeSumma (wlbz2) [mappress] Source: wlbz2, September 16, 2010;
New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has requested the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to establish an intergovernmental offshore renewable energy task force for the state. The purpose of the task force would be to facilitate coordination and consultation among federal, state and local governments on renewable energy commercial leasing proposals in federal waters […]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to collect meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data off the New York coast, in areas with the potential for future offshore wind development, and announced USD 5 million available to support the works.
Ørsted and the US utility Dominion Energy have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 12MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism.
Marine Energy Event, held on October 11, 2017, as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017 in Amsterdam, gathered a great number of industry experts who discussed the latest in marine energy with a focus on conditions for commercial success which was also the topic of this year’s event.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting on 3 October in Riverhead, New York.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project offshore Massachusetts.
New Bedford Wind Energy Center today (12 May) published an article on the status of offshore wind energy in the United States, saying that the administration of President Donald Trump, who advocated oil and gas exploration and resurrection of the coal industry throughout the presidential election process, is not likely to stop the growth of the offshore wind industry in the U.S.
CSA Ocean Sciences, Oasis, and Dutch company TNO Maritime & Offshore have been awarded a contract from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for a project related to underwater noise during offshore wind construction offshore activities.
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a guide to help the public understand BOEM's process for overseeing renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and to highlight opportunities for public involvement. BOEM is the US federal agency responsible for issuing leases, easements, and rights-of-way for renewable energy projects on the OCS. The […]
The Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore Massachusetts and Rhode Island avoid the high concentrations of protected species of whales, turtles and seabirds, according to the results of two new multi-year surveys carried out by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). "BOEM remains deeply committed to ensuring that renewable […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of California held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force in Sacramento on 13 October. The inaugural meeting established a common set of themes and objectives the task force will use to guide future collaboration and consultation among its members. The […]
A preliminary geophysical survey within a portion of the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area is set to begin tomorrow with Alpine Ocean deploying the R/V Shearwater at OffshoreMW's lease area. This is the first step of data collection and assessment that OffshoreMW and Vineyard Power will undertake within the next several years in this area. Information gathered over the next […]
Multi-role vessel Ocean Researcher, part of Gardline Marine Sciences' fleet, has arrived at the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ahead of a planned geophysical survey in an area south of Martha’s Vineyard leased by DONG Energy for its Bay State Wind offshore wind farm. The survey is expected to last for 35 days, Bay State Wind said in a […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed a lease sale for 122,405-acre Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area (WEA) off North Carolina for commercial wind energy leasing. The Kitty Hawk WEA begins about 24 nautical miles from shore and extends about 25.7 nautical miles in a general southeast direction. It contains 21.5 Outer Continental Shelf blocks. […]
Community leaders, elected officials and dozens of local residents attended two public hearings this week in Long Island where they reinforced the critical need for New York to invest in large-scale offshore wind to meet Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals. Notably, the Governor has committed to sourcing 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewables […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will initiate planning with the State of California to establish an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to examine opportunities for offshore renewable energy development along the Golden State. California Governor Jerry Brown requested formation of the task force in a May 12 letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. “In […]
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has delineated an area of some 81,130 acres (approx. 328km²) for potential commercial wind energy development off the coast of the state of New York. BOEM announced the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) yesterday, after concluding more than four years of review and consideration of the proposed area as […]
U.S. President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a request for USD 7.7 billion in discretionary funding for clean energy research and development across 12 governmental agencies, an increase of about 20 percent compared to the previous year. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget reaffirms the country’s commitment to […]
DONG Energy has agreed to take over RES Americas Developments Inc.’s newly assigned development project rights for a 1,000MW wind site off the coast of New Jersey. The New Jersey lease is the second U.S. lease area for DONG Energy. The acquisition of the company’s first U.S. lease area, off the coast of Massachusetts, was approved by BOEM […]
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 […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to hold a North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on October 7, 2015. The purpose of the Task Force meeting is to provide an overview of renewable energy planning efforts offshore North Carolina to new and existing Task Force members. Also, the Task Force will be […]
Fishermen’s Energy presented the new type of access ladder aiming to increase safety during the crew transfer from boats to wind turbines and vice versa last week. In cooperation with Keystone Engineering, Fishermen’s Energy contracted Gulf Island Fabricators in Houma, Louisiana – the same fabrication yard that built the Block Island Wind Farm foundations – […]
On June 12, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved DONG Energy's takeover of the 1 GW offshore wind lease off Massachusetts from RES Americas Developments Inc. The Massachusetts lease has a total size of 760 square kilometres, is located approximately 90 kilometres from shore with water depth between 40-50 metres. RES secured the […]