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A delegation of Dutch experts in wind-energy will share trade tips with the officials from U.S. Department of Energy in a round table... By Stephen Kloosterman (hollandsentinel) [mappress] Source: hollandsentinel, April 19, 2011;
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for seventeen projects help sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, these projects will increase the power production and reliability of wave and tidal devices and help gather […]
“We applaud Secretaries Chu and Salazar for their efforts to accelerate the nation’s offshore wind industry. Deepwater Wind has long advocated for consistent federal policies on offshore wind development, so we’re particularly gratified by the steps the Obama administration is taking to establish a coordinated strategy. “But it’s also critical to the nation’s clean-energy future […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]
The States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports today, 2 November, setting out the context for offshore wind development in the U.S. Northeast and revealing its potential economic development benefits.
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.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are developing a thermal imaging technology to track birds and bats in and around offshore wind farm zones.
As of June 2017, the U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline includes 24,135MW of potential installed capacity, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
U.S. Democratic Senators Edward Markey, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressman Jim Langevin have reintroduced legislation that would extend tax credits for the offshore wind industry beyond 2019.
Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science Corporation on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind turbine blade life.
US President-elect Donald J. Trump yesterday announced his intent to name former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which resulted in mixed response from the renewable energy sector. Some have voiced their concerns about Rick Perry heading the DOE and thus adding another member to the government to […]
The US Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has added new application deadlines for its current Title XVII loan guarantee solicitations, which aim to accelerate the deployment of innovative clean energy technology. The next Part I application deadline is now scheduled for 18 January, 2017. The extension of the effective period for LPO’s Paperwork Reduction […]
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 […]
BIRD Energy, a programme sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, has issued a Call for Proposals for funding of renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D) projects. Among others, the areas of R&D themes that are within the scope of the call include wind energy. […]
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 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has hired former senior adviser for offshore wind technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, Gregory Matzat, to assist in the development of large-scale wind projects. The New York state's governor Andrew Cuomo recently committed to creating a USD 5 million New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, which […]
Investing in clean energy and thus reducing reliance on fossil fuels, especially imported, was one of the major points U.S. President Barack Obama focused on in his State of the Union address delivered on January 12. Obama said the country needs to accelerate the transition away from "dirtier" energy sources and increase its level of commitment in developing […]
US Congress agreed on a multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits on December 15, expected to secure several years of predictable policies that encourage private investment in wind energy, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) cited industry leaders as saying. According to the agreement, the Production Tax Credit and alternate Investment Tax Credit would be extended […]
Louisiana-based Keystone Engineering Inc. has been awarded the contract to design the meteorological mast tower foundation for US Wind Inc.’s Maryland offshore wind lease area. The foundation’s “braced-caisson” design is a proven concept in the oil and gas industry, the company highlighted. The US Wind met mast will be the first structure installed as part […]
The U.S. Energy Department yesterday released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market, including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. Of these 21 projects, 13 projects totaling nearly 6,000 MW, enough to […]
Twenty teams have successfully navigated the first technology gate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wave Energy Prize to become official qualified teams. The 20 qualified teams, selected from the field of 92 official registered teams announced on July 6, will continue their quest to double the energy captured from ocean waves and win […]
On Monday, July 27, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper will celebrate a historic “steel in the water” milestone to mark the start of construction for the nation’s first commercial offshore wind farm. Secretary Jewell will join Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, […]
Wave energy enthusiasts from industry and academia have formed 92 teams to move toward the first milestone of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wave Energy Prize. The design-build-test competition is encouraging the development of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices that will achieve the DOE’s goal of doubling energy capture, thus reducing the cost of […]
Stonehenge Metals Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) to support joint applications for two major funding opportunities with a combined total value pool of US$3.75m being offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The MOU includes a funding application for US$1.5m, […]
The USA offshore wind developer, Fishermen’s Energy, will try its luck at the state Supreme Court to save its pilot project. The company is trying to build a 25MW wind farm comprising five turbines located three miles offshore Atlantic City. The project has already been rejected twice by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities […]