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  • 8 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Offshore wind could support 2,144 Maine jobs annually through 2030, according to a report released by the American Jobs Project.

  • 20 February 2019

    With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]

  • 27 September 2018

    The offshore wind industry could support an annual average of 847 jobs in the U.S. state of South Carolina through 2035, according to The South Carolina Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind report.

  • 11 February 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    As part of President’s Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury today announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States. This important tax program is focused on strengthening America’s global competitiveness in […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    A bipartisan group of US Senators has introduced legislation to create a grant program for offshore wind educational and career training. The legislation, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, would direct the Energy Department to work with stakeholders to identify the offshore wind industry’s educational and career training needs before setting up a grant program to […]

  • 7 October 2012

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the September unemployment numbers on October 5, showing the economy gained 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. The following is a statement from BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster:  “Capping a summer season of moderate growth on a high note, today’s jobs numbers are encouraging […]

  • 20 March 2017

    After Avangrid Renewables, which recently built North Carolina’s first onshore wind farm, won the rights to develop an offshore wind project off Kitty Hawk for more than USD 9 million, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the potential effect of the offshore wind industry on the state’s economy.

  • 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 […]

  • 14 December 2012

    Sierra Club applauds new Energy Department investments in offshore wind projects. The Obama Administration’s Department of Energy announced investments in seven offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf and East Coast. Initially, each project will receive up to $4 million, and three projects could receive as much as $47 million each over four years. […]

  • 14 December 2011

    On December 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2360 – the Providing for Our Workforce and Energy Resources Act (POWER Act) – a bill introduced by Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) that clarifies that offshore wind farms must comply with the same laws as offshore oil and gas production. The vote makes Landry […]

  • 14 December 2012

    American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has welcomed DOE’s investment in offshore wind industry. “AWEA applauds the winning teams and Secretary Chu and his staff at the Department of Energy for today’s announcement, which is a significant milestone in efforts to launch the first generation of offshore wind projects in the United States,” said Christopher Long, AWEA’s […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is urging the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to advance offshore wind projects. AWEA issued a statement this past weekend on the one-year anniversary of the record-breaking auction that saw winning bids from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor and Vineyard Wind for three lease areas offshore Massachusetts. “Last year’s auction […]

  • 13 March 2015

    A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy highlights how the growth of the U.S. wind industry could lead to even more highly skilled jobs in many categories. The Energy Department’s recently released Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from wind through 2050. As […]

  • 22 October 2012

    As voters contemplate who will occupy the White House and Congress in the years ahead, The Center for the Next Generation and the Center for American Progress released “Regional Energy, National Solutions,” a new report that argues that the United States needs a long-term strategy to achieve climate stability, economic prosperity, and energy security using […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Jobs & Recruitment

    The BlueGreen Alliance has announced that it is ramping up an ongoing campaign over the coming months to urge members of Congress to support immediate action in renewing three important job-creating policies — the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind power, the 48C Advanced Energy Project Credit and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore […]

  • 9 January 2011

    Cape Wind completed its Federal permitting process today with the receipt of a final permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), continuing the project’s forward progress to creating jobs and increasing energy independence from the 468 megawatt offshore wind farm. EPA’s approval came 24 hours after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued Cape Wind […]

  • 6 August 2012

    Following the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the July unemployment statistics, showing that the economy gained 163,000 jobs and the unemployment rate went up to 8.3 percent, Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance, David Foster, said in a statement:  “Today, despite adding 163,000 jobs, the unemployment rate unfortunately went up demanding fast action on these […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has formed a partnership with Marmon Utility for the establishment of manufacturing capabilities at Marmont’s Connecticut facility producing Kerite cables to supply some or all of the inter-array cable cores for the Park City Wind project. The agreement will go into effect if Vineyard Wind is awarded long-term contracts […]

  • 5 December 2014

    Expanding wind power across the country could cut as much global warming pollution as 254 coal plants produce in a year, according to a new report, but congressional action is needed to make that expansion a reality, U.S. Senator of New Mexico Tom Udall and other clean energy advocates said yesterday. “Speeding the development of […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Authorities, Environment

    As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above approach to developing every domestic energy resource, Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced the start of an ambitious initiative to capture the potential of wind energy off American coasts. As part of a planned six-year $180 million initiative, an initial $20 million will be available this year as […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The momentum building for the development of offshore wind power in the U.S. was on full display over the last two days during the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER keynote speakers Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will discuss Fishermen’s Energy Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW) today, and there is a possibility that the BPU will vote on the project as well. Last year, the proposed offshore wind farm was rejected by the BPU, with an explanation that the wind farm is too expensive. In […]

  • 2 April 2012

    As part of President Obama’s all of the above approach to energy, the Obama Administration joined with the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will streamline the efficient and responsible development of offshore wind resources in the Great Lakes. This effort […]

  • 5 January 2012

    Infocast’s highly acclaimed 5th North American Offshore Wind Development & Finance Summit 2012 returns to the Almas Temple Club in Washington D.C. from January 23-26, 2012. This well-timed annual Summit takes place as the wind industry seeks to take advantage of the massive energy opportunity that offshore wind represents and to overcome major hurdles in […]

  • 16 January 2012

    A newly formed consortium of Lake Ontario based organizations that have come together to encourage and facilitate the development of offshore wind power in Ontario is announcing its list of members. The Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON) is comprised of large and small employers in the Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and Kingston areas eager to see […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Fishermen’s Energy is in talks with Siemens and Vestas to supply six turbines for a small offshore wind pilot project in New Jersey, USA.  This means that the American offshore wind developer has abandoned its initial plan to use wind turbines from Chinese manufacturer XEMC. The company stated that it reconsidered its wind turbine choice due to […]