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  • 20 May 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Danish government is proposing to build two energy islands in the North and Baltic Seas by 2030 in its Climate Action Plan. The plan includes using the Bornholm island in the Baltic Sea as a 2 GW energy island, as well as establishing a 2 GW artificial energy island in the North Sea that […]

  • 26 June 2013

    Governor Martin O’Malley yesterday released the following statement on President Obama’s climate action plan: “Climate change is real. We in Maryland applaud the vision that President Obama offered to the American people today. By targeting the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions, President Obama is moving the United States in the right direction toward […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the Irish government and political system to support the development of offshore wind. According to Connolly, Ireland’s Climate Action Plan sets out the vision and actions on how offshore wind can be developed, but a sense of urgency is also necessary, from both […]

  • 25 October 2013

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell delivered keynote remarks at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 22, where she highlighted the important role of clean energy in the President’s Climate Action Plan and powering the economy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell welcomed Rhode Island effort to […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland is getting ready for the start of site surveys after having secured a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The investigation works are scheduled to commence in August at the site off the coast of Dundalk in dialogue with the stakeholders and the local […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The EDF Group has acquired a 50% interest in the 1GW Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, dedicated to wind and solar energy across the globe, will now partner with Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, which already owns 50% to develop and build the project. The Codling project […]

  • 17 December 2013

    U.S. Department of Interior has released a notice that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Governor Martin O’Malley and others today, in order to make an important announcement on progress for wind leasing offshore Maryland. Efforts to spur responsible development of offshore wind energy are part of a series of Obama Administration actions […]

  • 2 December 2019

    Ireland has revealed details of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction which has received government approval as the country looks to move to 70% renewable electricity by 2030. RESS is an auction-based scheme which invites renewable electricity projects, including offshore wind, to bid for capacity and receive a guaranteed price for the electricity they […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Irish government has designated seven offshore wind projects as relevant, meaning they will be fast-tracked through the new marine planning regime. The selected projects include the Oriel, innogy’s Bray and Kish Banks, Codling I and II, Skerd Rocks and North Irish Sea Array (NISA) wind farms. The announcement means the projects are allowed to […]

  • 7 October 2014

    Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be in New Jersey to deliver keynote remarks at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER 2014 Conference in Atlantic City. In the afternoon, Secretary Jewell will tour Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create jobs, cut […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Organizations from Ireland, Wales and Cornwall have signed a collaboration agreement to work together on progressing floating offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea. The deal, signed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Industry Association Ireland (MRIA), includes the establishment of the Celtic Sea Alliance. According to the […]

  • 20 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Geoquip AS has completed a geotechnical survey campaign at the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The month-long campaign complements the geophysical survey completed by Alpha Marine in August last year. Data collected during these surveys contributes to the foundation design, as well as also the future wind farm layout. According to Parkwind, the outbreak […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will announce a major milestone for Massachusetts offshore wind energy today. Joining them at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center wind testing facility will be Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BEOM). As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan […]

  • 5 September 2013

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Interior Department completed the nation’s second competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, garnering $1,600,000 in high bids for 112,799 acres on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Virginia. Virginia Electric and […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Innogy is planning to commence stakeholder and community consultations for the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland early this autumn. The wind farm is currently in the development phase, and data gathering will continue until the summer to refresh the environmental reporting and project design, innogy said. Ecological surveys are also underway in the […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity for early movers willing to unlock new expanses of offshore wind energy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

  • 15 June 2016

    Scottish Renewables and WWF Scotland have responded to news that Global Energy Group and Siemens have signed a contract securing the use of Nigg Energy Park for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project. Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “The contract signed today will help breathe new life into this Highland port. “Scotland’s […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    In 2016, Europe raised a total of EUR 43 billion for the construction of new wind farms, refinancing operations, project acquisitions, and public market fundraising. Out of EUR 27.6 billion reached in new asset financing, offshore wind accounted for a record-breaking EUR 18.2 billion, while onshore wind new asset financing dropped by 5% to EUR 9.4 billion.

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The proposal will protect public health, move the United States toward a cleaner […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Equinor and the Irish state-owned electricity company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) have entered into a partnership to cooperate on the offshore wind sector in Ireland. The partnership will work to identify suitable sites for new offshore wind farms in Irish waters and will work to mature potential future projects. Additionally, the potential for energy storage technology […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Authorities, Environment

    With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31, more than 230 faith, conservation, and public health organizations; small businesses; and elected officials joined Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, Conservation Law Foundation, and Southern Environmental Law Center Wednesday in a letter supporting swift, bold action by the Obama administration to facilitate the […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The EDF Group has launched the construction of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project along with the new partners, the Irish electricity company ESB, which is taking a 50% stake in the project. The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe will consist of 54 turbines and will be located in the North Sea […]

  • 15 October 2013

      Denmark makes its expert knowledge available to the State of Maryland which plans to build an offshore wind farm off the US East Coast. Expanding deployment of renewables contributes to achieving the goals in President Obama’s Climate Plan. United States is the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But President Obama wants with […]

  • 30 September 2013

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, cut carbon pollution, and develop domestic energy sources, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a request to determine whether there is competitive interest in leasing an area offshore Oregon that Principle Power, Inc. has proposed for a pilot-scale floating wind energy […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Denmark has initiated studies to find possible locations for one or more energy islands supporting at least 10GW of offshore wind capacity. This corresponds to ten large offshore wind farms that could meet the electricity demand of more than ten million European households. The total investment needed for the project is estimated to be between […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday announced the publication of its environmental assessment (EA) of an application for a wind energy resource assessment lease offshore Tybee Island, Georgia. Southern Company would like to […]