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  • 13 September 2012

    Environment North Carolina, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organisation, will host a press conference today to present its latest report on the North Carolina’s offshore wind potential, writes Lumina News. David Rogers, Environment North Carolina’s field director stated that NC has a potential of 297 GW of offshore wind power. Beside Rogers, the Sierra Club’s Zachary […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Department of Commerce has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit an offshore wind supply chain and infrastructure assessment. The analysis will identify North Carolina’s existing strengths and capabilities relating to the offshore wind sector, and help develop a strategic roadmap to support the state’s efforts in attracting the industry’s manufacturing […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Gov. Bev Perdue today released the final report of the Governor’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy providing effective guidance to address North Carolina’s offshore potential energy resources – oil, natural gas, wind, thermal and hydrokinetic technologies. “Our state and nation have critical energy needs if we are going to compete and win in the […]

  • 27 September 2018

    The offshore wind industry could support an annual average of 847 jobs in the U.S. state of South Carolina through 2035, according to The South Carolina Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind report.

  • 12 March 2019
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper has set aside USD 1.5 million to boost clean energy and green businesses in the proposed 2019-2021 budget, including a study on North Carolina’s potential to host offshore wind operations and associated jobs. The USD 300,000 study would evaluate state-owned and privately held ports with the potential to host offshore wind […]

  • 30 March 2012

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterda held its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting in cooperation with South Carolina’s Energy Office. This intergovernmental task force was established to facilitate communication between BOEM and state, local, tribal and federal stakeholders concerning commercial renewable energy leasing and development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) […]

  • 7 October 2011

      Advocates of off-shore wind say North Carolina’s steady off shore winds are an ideal transformative source of energy. The green topic gathered a standing crowd during the Cape Fear Sierra Club and Oceana’s community forum on Wednesday night at UNCW. Panelists included representatives from Apex Wind Energy and the North Carolina Off-Shore Coalition. All […]

  • 13 December 2012

    The N.C. Solar Center welcomed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Call for Information and Nominations for potential offshore wind leasing areas offshore from North Carolina. As a member of BOEM’s North Carolina Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, the N.C. Solar Center has been involved in advancing these efforts over the last two years. […]

  • 16 September 2012

    South Carolina’s officials, researchers and environmentalists held a discussion with reporters on Thursday focusing on conclusions of NWF’s report, according to the Associated Press. Steve Moore from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation explained that the state has the ability to make great economic gains from its offshore wind resources, though it seems that the other […]

  • 20 September 2016

    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 […]

  • 13 April 2016

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the next North Carolina renewable energy task force meeting on 19 April via a webinar. The sixth Nort Carolina task force meeting will focus on the request for information and proposed sale notice for commercial wind leasing offshore North Carolina. The task force is an intergovernmental group and includes […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    Fifty elected officials, small businesses, community groups, and environmental organizations from North Carolina sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper calling on him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of the state’s energy plan.

  • 12 January 2012

    AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, has been selected to collaborate on the Carolinas Offshore Wind Integration Case Study with Duke Energy, ABB Inc., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC). The project is funded by the Department of Energy and designed […]

  • 18 January 2013
    R&D, Training & Education

    On January 15, 2013 the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute’s (UNC-CSI) research and education campus was dedicated and officially opened in Skyco, NC. This inter-university coastal and marine science institute will escalate the presence and impact of higher educational opportunities in northeastern North Carolina and promote economic enhancement for the region. Local and […]

  • 13 June 2012

    Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has started the construction of its first high voltage power cable manufacturing plant in North America. Guests at the official ground-breaking ceremony held today at the site in Berkeley County, located in Charleston, South Carolina included the Honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, Fréderic Michelland, […]

  • 10 June 2011

    North Carolina’s wind resource is vast; however, no large-scale wind farms have been built onshore or offshore of the Tarheel state. Nearly 4,500 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind resource exists in North Carolina, and another 297,000 MW resides offshore. A single megawatt of wind capacity can generate enough electricity for up to 300 homes. Modern […]

  • 15 August 2016

    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. […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Representatives from South Carolina and North Carolina met in Charlotte in June to discuss opportunities for collaborating to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy on the south Atlantic seaboard. The meeting is being heralded as a significant first step towards regional collaboration for offshore wind in the Southeast. The objective of the two-state meeting […]

  • 20 March 2017

    After Avangrid Renewables, which recently built North Carolina’s first onshore wind farm, won the rights to develop an offshore wind project off Kitty Hawk for more than USD 9 million, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the potential effect of the offshore wind industry on the state’s economy.

  • 29 January 2013

    On January 22, Governor Pat McCrory sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Office of Renewable Energy Programs, announcing the support for decision made by the Department of Interior (DOI) to designate three sites off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind development. He said that offshore wind farms would bring […]

  • 13 March 2013

    Sen. Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina.  The members issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior on February 28, urging it to move forward quickly in developing the state’s offshore wind resources.  “Offshore wind energy development enjoys broad public […]

  • 24 November 2015

    The U.S. Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management (BOEM) has taken the first step to develop offshore wind energy off the coast of South Carolina. BOEM yesterday issued a Call for Information and Nominations (Call) to gauge the offshore wind industry’s interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in four areas offshore South Carolina, and to request […]

  • 20 October 2010
    Training & Education

    Could the answer to South Carolina’s growing energy need blowing in the wind? Panelists and members of the public engaged in an open forum… (abcnews4) [mappress] Source: abcnews4, October 20, 2010;

  • 29 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a seminar and a public meeting in North Carolina to discuss the recently announced Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) and Request for Interest (RFI) for 122,405-acre Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area (WEA). The PSN and RFI requests that any prospective bidders already qualified for commercial wind energy development offshore North […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

    A wind farm off South Carolina’s coast could generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in wages and state and local government revenues, a Clemson University study says. A report by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs details the extent of South Carolina’s wind-energy industry in 2012 […]

  • 20 June 2013

    On June 18, Charleston, South Carolina’s City Council passed a resolution in support of wind energy as an economic driver for the region. The resolution acknowledged that wind energy manufacturing currently employs nearly 3,000 South Carolinians and that there is a great opportunity for market growth. South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) applauds Charleston […]