How to Overcome Challenges to the U.S.’s Offshore Wind Energy Goals

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:42:42 +0000

Lofty goals have been established in the U.S. for the offshore wind industry. The U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and Department of Commerce announced a national goal in March 2021 to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. That would mark a significant increase from the 42 MW of offshore […]

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California Sets Goals for Buildout of Offshore Wind

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 21:20:59 +0000

California officials have taken a major step toward establishing the state’s offshore wind energy industry, setting a goal of installing as much as 5 GW of generation capacity this decade, and 25 GW by 2045. The California Energy Commission (CEC) on Aug. 10 put out a report detailing the state’s plan for offshore wind, which […]

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AVANGRID Will Operate, Manage Major U.S. Offshore Wind Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 20:44:36 +0000

AVANGRID announced it has finalized a deal to operate and manage the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project, an 800-MW installation being built off the coast of Massachusetts. Vineyard Wind 1 is owned in a joint venture between AVANGRID, part of the Iberdrola Group, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Construction of what would be the first […]

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Group Says U.S. Utility Will Build $13 Billion Offshore Wind Project in Vietnam

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 19:56:23 +0000

Vietnamese officials said a U.S. utility company plans to develop a $13 billion, 4-GW offshore wind farm that would be sited off that country’s central province of Binh Thuan. Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade in a statement issued July 29 said AES Corp., a Virginia-based utility that operates in 15 countries, is behind the […]

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Energy Security, Climate Change Initiatives Endure with Surprise U.S. Senate Deal

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 15:55:54 +0000

The inclusion of an estimated $369 billion in energy security and climate change investments in a July 27–unveiled U.S. Senate budget reconciliation proposal has prompted jubilation from a range of energy sectors. Less than two weeks after negotiations on clean energy and climate provisions within the reconciliation package hit an impasse and suggested their demise, […]

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BOEM’s First Two Offshore Wind Areas in the Gulf of Mexico Could Feed Texas, Louisiana

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:26:32 +0000

The Biden administration’s push to accelerate offshore wind deployment formally expanded into the Gulf of Mexico as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on July 20 unveiled two draft wind energy areas (WEAs) off the coast of Galveston, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana. The sites represent a “small subset” of its original 30-million Gulf […]

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BOEMs First Two Offshore Wind Areas in the Gulf of Mexico Could Feed Texas, Louisiana

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:26:32 +0000

The Biden administration’s push to accelerate offshore wind deployment formally expanded into the Gulf of Mexico as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on July 20 unveiled two draft wind energy areas (WEAs) off the coast of Galveston, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana. The sites represent a “small subset” of its original 30-million Gulf […]

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Electrofuel Revolution Coming To Baltic Sea, & So Is Russia

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 17:05:08 +0000

electrofuel floating offshore wind Sweden green hydrogenAs the Russian Baltic Fleet rattles its sword, renewable energy stakeholders in Sweden and elsewhere are eyeballing Baltic Sea offshore wind for a foothold in the new electrofuel market.

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RWE to Take Over Vattenfall’s 1.4-GW ‘Hydrogen-Ready’ Dutch Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:10:00 +0000

German energy giant RWE will in September acquire Vattenfall’s 1.4-GW Magnum combined cycle gas-fired power station, a project in the Netherlands where work is underway to explore converting one of the three

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