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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has set new dates for the public meetings regarding its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project, which had previously been postponed due to the government shutdown. The first four meetings will be held in Massachusetts, with the first scheduled to begin on […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will reschedule public meetings for the 800MW Vineyard Wind wind projects offshore Massachusetts ''very soon'', according to David Bernhardt, the Interior Department's Acting Secretary. As previously reported, BOEM postponed public meetings scheduled for January due to the government shutdown. BOEM will use carryover funds which were previously appropriated […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will postpone public meetings on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project originally scheduled for 15-17 January. The public meetings were scheduled to take place in Hyannis, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The postponement is due to the government shutdown, BOEM said. The […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be postponing public meetings on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind project, originally scheduled for 8 and 9 January, due to the government shutdown. If the government shutdown continues into the morning of 14 January, the meetings scheduled for 15-17 January will be rescheduled as […]
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is holding three public stakeholder meetings focused on the state's offshore wind goals and the 1,100MW solicitation.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a task force meeting to review and discuss the issuance of a Call for Information and Nominations on areas for potential offshore wind leasing in California.
India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will meet with the companies and the consortia which expressed their interest to develop the country's first commercial offshore wind farm later this month.
The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) is holding a second local hearing about Icebreaker Windpower's proposed offshore wind farm in Lake Erie in Cleveland, US, on 19 July.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the New York Bight Renewable Energy Intergovernmental Task Force on 9 May in Newark, New Jersey.
Developing cross-border solutions in the offshore wind sector will be key to meeting the target set by the European Commission, said Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General for Energy at the European Commission.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting on 3 October in Riverhead, New York.
Today, 13 April, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will join the State of California in sharing information on current planning activities for possible wind development off the state's coast during a public meeting in San Luis Obispo.
US Wind, which plans to build a large-scale offshore wind farm off Ocean City, hosted a third meeting for offshore wind supply chain companies in Salisbury, Maryland on 9 January.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will host public information meetings to discuss recent and upcoming planning and assessment activities related to future offshore wind projects in federal waters off Massachusetts. Topics will include an overview of the state's new energy […]
Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public information meeting on the proposed 21MW Project Icebreaker offshore wind farm on 3 November, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the developer of the project, said. LEEDCo has invited all parties interested in the project to attend this event and submit comments that will help the company prepare its certificate application […]
The Massachusetts Research Partnership (MRP) members have attended their first meeting at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), where a two-day workshop on offshore wind energy resource characterization was held. Representatives from the offshore wind industry, government agencies and universities came together to discuss the state-of-the-art in site characterization research and how to transition that science […]
The US Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting today at Virginia Beach to discuss the current status of activities offshore Virginia. Participation during the meeting will be limited to Task Force members only. Task Force is an intergovernmental group, including federal officials and elected state, local, and […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a public auction seminar in Raleigh, North Carolina, today to describe the format, explain the rules, and demonstrate the process of the auction for an offshore wind lease off North Carolina. Tomorrow, BOEM will hold a public information meeting in Nags Head, North Carolina, to provide an overview of […]
Community leaders, elected officials and dozens of local residents attended two public hearings this week in Long Island where they reinforced the critical need for New York to invest in large-scale offshore wind to meet Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals. Notably, the Governor has committed to sourcing 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewables […]
The U.S. Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management (BOEM) will hold three public scoping meetings in the first week of January to inform stakeholders of its environmental review process for the proposed wind energy development in federal waters offshore South Carolina. The first meeting is scheduled to take place on 5 January in Charleston, the second meeting will be held […]
Paul Floren, Global Communication Leader at GE Power Conversion, said that technology innovation plays a key role in reaching global climate change targets, which are being discussed at the ongoing COP21 summit in Paris. Read the full article: With the United Nations COP21 meeting in full swing, all eyes are on global climate change targets […]
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold the first meeting of the BOEM standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy and mineral resources on Tuesday, December 8, at the historic National Academies building. BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper will welcome the new committee, whose members were selected through […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to hold a North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on October 7, 2015. The purpose of the Task Force meeting is to provide an overview of renewable energy planning efforts offshore North Carolina to new and existing Task Force members. Also, the Task Force will be […]
Cape Sharp Tidal will hold four open house meetings over the next few weeks, in preparation for its upcoming turbine deployment. Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, plans to install two 2 MW tidal turbines at the FORCE test site and connect them to Nova Scotia's grid. Those who will be attending the meetings will get […]
The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted today, June 30, a report confirming that the ocean energy sector will make an “important contribution...to meeting the future energy needs of the European Union”. “The ocean energy industry welcomes this report from the Committee of the Regions, […]
Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but the region must boost clean energy investment, energy efficiency, and innovation if it is to meet rising demand and cope with a changing climate, said Bindu N. Lohani, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. “Renewables are […]