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Trump Proposes EPA, DOI Cuts; Environmental Groups React

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out against the Trump administration’s newly released 2018 budget proposals for discretionary spending – which, among other things, would cut U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending by one-third. Among the proposals, President [Read More]

U.S. Senators Push For Streamlined Process For Renewables On Public Land

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

A bipartisan bill that would work toward an “all of the above” energy strategy by simplifying the permitting process for renewable energy projects on public lands has been introduced in Congress by a number of U.S. senators. U.S. Sens. Dean [Read More]

BOEM Holding Competitive Lease Sale For N.C. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

A federal wind auction is being held on March 16 for 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced. According to Sally Jewell, DOI secretary, this latest auction represents the “growing market demand [Read More]

DOI Takes Action To Grow Renewables, Transmission In Western U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new steps with Western states to encourage the development of renewable energy, efficiently deliver that electricity to the market and meet the growing consumer demands for clean energy. Sally Jewell, DOI [Read More]

Lawsuit Postponed; New York Wind Auction To Proceed As Planned

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has reportedly come to an agreement with fishermen groups that recently filed a lawsuit to delay the upcoming lease sale of the New York Wind Energy Area. [Read More]

Federal Agencies Unveil New Strategy To Spur U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Interior (DOI) have released a publication on a collaborative, strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of U.S. offshore wind. As announced by Ernest Moniz, secretary of energy, and Sally Jewell, [Read More]

BOEM Defines 81,000-Acre Wind Energy Area Offshore New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2016

As part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has defined an approximately 81,130-acre wind energy area (WEA) in federal waters offshore New York for potential commercial [Read More]