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Legislators of the U.S. state of Maryland have introduced a bill that would allow at least 1,200MW of additional offshore wind capacity to be built by 2030. If enacted, the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 (S.B. 516) would require 50% of energy supply to come from renewable energy sources by 2030, doubling the current renewable portfolio standard (RPS) […]
The University of Delaware in the U.S. has found that the distance at which turbines are located from shore has a significant impact on how tourists feel about offshore wind projects.
Following the Japanese Government’s approval of a new offshore wind bill that will be put into effect in the spring of 2019, the Carbon Trust welcomed the move, saying that this was a crucial step for Japan’s future energy strategy.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy opened a new window of opportunity for the Atlantic City offshore wind farm to be built by signing the S1217 bill into law on 30 May, after two similar bills introduced in 2016 did not pass at the former Governor Chris Christie’s desk.
Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group is hosting two public workshops in May to gather input for Governor John Carney on its draft recommendations regarding the development of offshore wind in the state.
Democratic Congress representatives from Massachusetts and Arizona have introduced the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, legislation to educate and train a new generation of US offshore wind workers.
Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group is hosting two public workshops to gather input on the potential of offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit this U.S. state.
Delaware Governor John Carney has established the Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group to study potential environmental and economic development benefits offshore wind could bring to the state.
The University of Delaware has determined that assembling offshore wind turbines in a port is the most cost- and time-effective method in the construction of offshore wind farms, since it would cost up to USD 1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and would take half the construction time.
Wpd today filed a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe against the provisions of the German offshore wind energy law (WindSeeG), which exclude wpd’s offshore wind project Kaikas from future tenders without indemnification.
Delaware Governor John Carney has signed an executive order establishing the Offshore Wind Working Group to study potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind development to serve this U.S. state.
The Maryland State Senate, in conjunction with the House of Delegates earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill, which was vetoed last May, will increase and accelerate the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, […]
Massachusetts State Representatives Sean Garballey and Marjorie Decker, and State Senator Jamie Eldridge have filed a bill that would commit Massachusetts to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind by 2035. The bill, An Act to transition Massachusetts to 100 per cent renewable energy, would require the state […]
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT) has amended the country’s existing Port and Harbour Law to promote development of offshore wind projects, the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) reports. The amendments allow developers to lease designated water zones in port areas for a period of up to 20 years. The newly changed law also sets up a bidding system […]
The Dutch Senate has adopted a new law on offshore wind energy, thus making a crucial step in the transition to a more sustainable energy mix. Offshore wind energy is one of the main pillars of the Dutch Energy Agreement (Energieakkoord). The European target of 14% of renewable energy by 2020 requires some catching up, […]
Following the Laidlaw Capital Group’s acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the North Sea, around 90 km off Borkum, the UK-based company has now acquired the neighbouring Veja Mate wind farm. The purchase of the wind farm project from the BARD Group was completed yesterday. Once finished, the Veja Mate offshore wind farm […]
Kirk Tudhope, employment lawyer and partner with the UK North East law firm Ledingham Chalmers, said that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is currently considering whether being substantially overweight is a “protected characteristic” under EU and therefore UK employment legislation. He said: “If the answer is yes from the ECJ then employees who are […]
North Sea supply vessels and support ships could be detained in port if they are found to be failing to comply with a new maritime law which today (Thur 7 Aug) comes in to effect in the UK, a legal expert has warned. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an international agreement which safeguards the […]
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is expanding an ongoing investigation to determine whether Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and certain of its officers and directors made false and misleading statements and/or omissions in violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The investigation originally involved purchases of Ocean Power through […]
In Europe, offshore wind turbines support 58,000 jobs and generate enough electricity to power 6 million homes. Experts from the offshore wind industry gathered at the Capitol Thursday, June 12, to share lessons learned that could help produce similar results stateside. Organized by the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, which fosters collaboration among […]
Bond Dickinson LLP Planning & Infrastructure lawyers have advised East Anglia offshore wind farm, a ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall joint-venture, on the full consenting matrix for the development of a 1.2 GW offshore wind farm in East Anglia. Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted consent for the development to go […]
Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, representing investors of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of a class comprising all purchasers of Ocean Power Technologies securities between January 14, 2014 and June 9, 2014, inclusive. Ocean Power Technologies […]
The University of Delaware will steer the way toward making offshore wind turbines a reality in the United States through a new initiative announced yesterday at a major industry conference. The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, housed at the University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will serve as an independent catalyst for offshore wind […]
After a lawsuit, submitted on January 21 against Massachusetts regulators, NSTAR and Cape Wind, the offshore wind project’s developers won a legal battle that had commenced prior to this one. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the Cape Wind project, rejecting arguments […]
Town of Barnstable, local businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) filed a lawsuit to the U.S. District Court yesterday against NSTAR’s no-bid contract to purchase electricity from Cape Wind offshore wind farm. The lawsuit against Massachusetts regulators, NSTAR, and Cape Wind says that the State discriminated against out-of-state power companies – […]
The UK’s Energy Act received Royal Assent today, i.e. it became a law. This Act will establish a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change introduced the Energy Bill to the House of Commons alongside the Annual Energy Statement last year. RenewableUK’s Chief […]