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  • 8 November 2012

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE ) promotes access to the 4,150 gigawatts of clean domestic electricity that can be produced by America’s offshore wind energy. EERE supports research, development, and demonstration of larger turbines, components, and floating deepwater platforms needed to affordably harness the strong winds off of America’s coasts. Recovery Act investments in […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation today. “The Block Island Wind Farm is now operational, the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid,” Deepwater Wind stated via social media this evening (12 December). According to recent media reports, the wind farm should have entered full commercial operation with four […]

  • 11 July 2016

    Last September in Baltimore at the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER conference the buzz words heard over and over again were “we have steel in the water.” This is, of course, a reference to the jacket foundations for the five French built GE Haliade 6MW wind turbines which will be installed on the first North American Offshore Wind Farm site almost 5km […]

  • 15 February 2018

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, released a new video that features never-before-seen underwater footage of fish feeding at America’s first offshore wind farm, as well as testimonials from local recreational fishermen and charter captains.

  • 19 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Fugro has secured contracts to carry out geophysical surveys at the Atlantic Shores and Mayflower Wind offshore wind projects in the U.S., according to the company’s latest financial results.

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. Corey Lang, URI associate professor of environmental economics, and doctoral student Andrew Carr-Harris, said that many coastal […]

  • 3 October 2014

    RES announces the appointment of Glen Davis as Chief Executive Officer of RES Americas. Mr. Davis has served as RES Americas’ Chief Commercial Officer since September 2013 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Agile Energy. Among his priorities as CEO, Mr. Davis will focus on advancing RES Americas’ growth as a leading developer, […]

  • 15 February 2016

    Energy leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration. The MoU was signed during the North American Energy Ministers Meeting on 12 February, when the officials also launched a web platform where North American energy information can be easily accessed in one area. Under […]

  • 27 March 2012

    Gamesa has completed its management team in the United States by appointing Borja Negro as Chief Executive Officer for North America reporting in to David Flitterman, Chairman. Borja Negro, with his extensive background in the wind energy industry and experience in the US market, follows the recent arrival of David Flitterman, Chairman for North America, […]

  • 12 April 2017

    A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel SEA POWER has been sold to Karpowership Americas Company, A2SEA informed on 12 April.

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    MMT and CSA Ocean Sciences (CSA) have joined forces to provide combined services for the American offshore industry, including the offshore wind sector. MMT and CSA said they plan to offer combined geophysical/geotechnical and environmental services on a high specification survey vessel. The vessel will be available to support the Americas region, from offshore wind farms […]

  • 13 January 2013

    The U.S. wind power industry is back at work with renewed momentum following extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) by Congress as part of the Jan. 1 legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The wind energy PTC, and an extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), important to small community and offshore projects, will […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Minesto has signed a Letter of Intent with Green Elements, a Chilean company that will develop a commercial plan for Minesto in the South Pacific region of South America. The purpose for 2014 and 2015 is to identify possible sites for electricity production and develop commercially viable projects together with Minesto focusing on private and […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      PMSS, a global consulting firm working exclusively in the renewable energy sector today announced that US wind industry professional Julien Bouget, has been named as Lead Engineer, Project Assurance for its North America business unit – PMSS America, Inc. (“PMSSA”). This follows last month’s announcement of the company’s appointment of Sebastian Chivers as its […]

  • 25 October 2011

    Market Drivers for Onshore and Offshore Wind Power, Regulatory and Policy Issues, Technology Issues, Key Industry Players, and Wind Capacity & Revenue Forecasts. The North American wind energy industry is lagging in key areas compared to Europe and Asia, but many key industry players are optimistic about the North American market as turbine costs continue […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Statement of Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on announcement by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar regarding the development of offshore wind resources off of the mid-Atlantic states of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware:  “AWEA applauds Secretary Salazar and his staff at the Department of the Interior and the […]

  • 31 May 2011

    An American boat won the world’s most grueling round-the-world race supported by America’s first offshore wind farm.   (plymouthdailynews) [mappress] Source: plymouthdailynews, May 31, 2011

  • 7 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Xodus Group and Leidos have joined forces in an alliance dedicated to the offshore wind industry in North America. The partnership is expected to leverage Leidos’ renewable capabilities with Xodus’ experience in European offshore wind projects, Xodus said. “Our alliance with Leidos brings owners and lenders a truly consolidated service in the development of offshore […]

  • 12 May 2016

    Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program.  The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Wind turbine components and foundations for the 12 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project have arrived in the Port of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. Last week, the Bigroll Beaufort cargo vessel picked up the monopile foundations in Rostock, Germany, and the wind turbine components in Esbjerg, Denmark. The 12 MW pilot project will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 March 2011

    Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, has named Mark Gardner power business leader for the Americas. In this role, he will continue to advance Arup’s planning, engineering and management services for onshore and offshore wind projects in the Americas. Gardner brings 21 years of experience working in the power […]

  • 1 June 2012

    With just over two weeks to go until Global Wind Day (GWD), interest in celebrating the power of wind on or about 15 June is growing in the three nations of North America. In Boston, the 381-year-old capital of Massachusetts, free scheduled GWD events in the city include educational sessions, movie screenings and political actions […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Congress has included the long-sought extension of wind energy tax credits in final passage of a bill to avert the “fiscal cliff” that now moves to President Obama for his expected signature. America’s 75,000 workers in wind energy are celebrating tonight over the continuation of policies expected to save up to 37,000 jobs and create […]

  • 28 June 2012

    Fed up with the undue influence of the energy companies, utilities, lobbyists and other interests that are making it impossible for Washington to move forward decisively in achieving America’s clean energy future, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is joining 35 other citizen organizations with more than 1.1 million combined members are joining forces to […]