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Fishing Industry Takes More Action Against New York Offshore Wind Lease

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

A group of fishing organizations, businesses and communities, led by the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF), has taken more action to halt the lease of Statoil’s planned wind farm off the coast of New York. The suit, filed against the U.S. [Read More]

Federal, University Partners Conduct Wildlife Study At Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

U.S. offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is partnering with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to assist with their studies of bird and bat activity [Read More]

No-Go For California’s 100% Clean Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

Despite much support from environmental, labor, justice and educational organizations, the California Assembly adjourned early Saturday morning without taking up a vote for S.B.100, a bill designed to get California to 100% renewable energy by 2045, the Sierra Club has announced. [Read More]

U.S. Launches New Effort For Offshore Wind Standards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

A three-year project aimed at developing a set of standards for U.S. offshore wind has been launched by the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and [Read More]

UMaine’s Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Passes ABS Review

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has completed the design review of the front end engineering and design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind [Read More]

BOEM Invites Public To Offshore Wind Meeting In New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to its fifth meeting of the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force on Oct. 3 in New York. According to the agency, the meeting will continue stakeholder [Read More]

‘Astounding’ Results Announced In U.K. Offshore Wind Auction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

RenewableUK, the renewable energy trade association in the U.K., is highlighting the dramatic fall in the cost of offshore wind, which, according to the results of the country’s latest competitive auction for renewable technologies, is cheaper than the cost of [Read More]

DONG Energy Inks Contract For World’s Largest Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the U.K., according to the company. At 57.50 British pounds/MWh (approximately $76.32/MWh), the strike price for [Read More]

How DONG Energy Dismantled The World’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2017

The dismantling process for the world’s first offshore wind farm has now been completed, DONG Energy has announced. The Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, located near Lolland in the southeast of Denmark, was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project to [Read More]

Vattenfall Plans Significant Job Cuts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2017

Citing a “rapidly changing energy landscape,” European wind developer Vattenfall has decided to cut costs by 2 billion Swedish krona, equaling $250.9 million, in its workforce by 2020. The Swedish energy company says it must adapt in order to stay [Read More]