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  • 14 March 2014

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts from proposed wind energy research activities offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has requested a research lease and proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a […]

  • 24 January 2014

    Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) for offshore renewable development have identified a need to evaluate potential interactions between offshore renewables and marine wildlife as a matter of priority so that appropriate mitigation can be investigated and applied. Concerns with respect to the potential impact of tidal turbines on marine mammals have been raised with focus on […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia was commissioned by the Energy Department to perform a strategic environmental assessment in Cape Breton, which will focus on tidal, offshore wind and wave energy. Commercial tidal power projects there can proceed after the assessment is finished, which is expected to be by summer 2013, according to […]

  • 3 November 2017

    Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have contested the environmental assessment (EA) of Lake Erie’s 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm which states that the proposed project would have little or no impact on birds and bats.

  • 23 March 2012

    Monitoring the environment at sea in a region where waves are usually some five metres high is obviously challenging. That is what Vattenfall plans to do off the coast of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, the site of the company’s first wave-energy farm. The location for the wave energy farm was chosen because of the […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Global design firm Stantec has been selected to lead the environmental permitting and assessment for the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project in New York. A joint venture of Ørsted and the U.S. Eversource Energy is developing the project approximately 30 miles east of Montauk Point, off Long Island. “This is an exciting project that, when […]

  • 20 December 2012

    Fishermen’s Energy (FE) has been selected by The U.S. Department of Energy — Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Program to demonstrate next-generation offshore wind technologies. As part of the Energy Department’s broader efforts to launch an offshore wind industry in the United States, these engineering, design, and deployment projects will support innovative offshore installations […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has decided that a Strategic Environmental Assessment must be completed prior to submission of final bids for the Thor offshore wind farm. In addition to this, comprehensive environmental assessments are still to be carried out prior to final bids. Later, the winner of the concession will have to carry out […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    As part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts of a proposed wind energy demonstration project off the coast of […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has today published a Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) containing new information about its Hornsea Project Three offshore wind project. The report is part of a wider formal public consultation that will run from today (27 July) to 20 September 2017.

  • 6 September 2017
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 20.7MW Project Icebreaker.

  • 18 December 2012

    Environmental consultancy, SRSL has been commissioned by DP Marine Energy Ltd (DPME) to conduct environmental baseline surveys for the proposed West Islay Tidal Energy Farm. This is in addition to producing Environmental Statement chapters assessing the potential impact of the development on marine mammals, birds and fish. Renewable energy developer DPME and partner DEME Blue […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 12MW New England Aqua Ventus I floating offshore wind demonstration project in the Gulf of Maine, being developed by the University of Maine.

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial wind lease issuance, site characterization activities, and site assessment activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf offshore New York. The EA considers the potential impacts of the proposed action and an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Environment, Technology

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the next step in evaluating a proposed lease for testing marine hydrokinetic technology offshore Florida. The bureau is making available for public review and input an environmental assessment that considers the effects of issuing a lease for testing equipment designed to use the force of ocean currents […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state-owned electricity company, has opened a tender for environmental impact assessment (EIA) services for offshore wind projects in Ireland and the UK. ESB plans to procure works, supplies and services through a framework agreement related to environmental assessment and consenting services for the offshore and onshore elements of offshore wind farms. […]

  • 22 September 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment for the Icebreaker project and will hold a public scoping event on 28 September. Representatives from the federal agencies will be present to answer questions about the federal […]

  • 21 March 2011

    The Crown Estate welcomes the completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment and public consultation process by the Scottish…   (yourrenewablenews) [mappress] Source: yourrenewablenews, March 21, 2011

  • 25 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Energinet has issued a tender seeking floating LiDAR measurement services for the Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea. The tender seeks a floating LiDAR to be deployed at the project site more than 20km west of the coast of Jutland to measure wind speed and direction. Additionally, a third-party technical note on the expected […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the comment period on the notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment for wind leasing and site assessment activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The comment deadline, originally set for 8 August, will be extended an additional 30 […]

  • 3 July 2012

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to developing the nation’s vast renewable energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced yesterday that two major wind energy initiatives have completed important environmental reviews, clearing the way for public comment and final review. Onshore, Salazar announced the release of final environmental impact statements for […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Officials of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) will participate in a U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) public informational meeting in New Bedford on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment on BOEM’s Environmental Assessment for the potential development […]

  • 25 March 2010

    The Finnish annual EIA award was granted to wpd Finland Oy for the exemplary environmental impact assessment of the Suurhiekka offshore wind park. Until now, the prize has never been granted to a wind power project before. wpd Finland Oy was considered to have done significant progress in the field of environmental assessment. Finnish association […]

  • 22 November 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    Representatives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a public meeting last week, where they discussed preferred options for offshore wind configurations for the area off the coast of the Vineyard. After BOEM released an environmental assessment and identified five different configurations for the area, its representatives said that the area about 12 […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has announced the release of the Update to the Bay of Fundy Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Community Response Report for the Cape Breton Region. A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a consultative process that explores the social, environmental and economic […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    France’s Environmental Authority has dismissed an appeal against its recent decision that a new environmental assessment study is not needed for the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project following the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine.