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Vineyard Wind Permitting Is Delayed

Vineyard Wind says the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) permitting timeline for the Vineyard Wind 1 Project has...

The White House Commits to Offshore Wind Power

The White House has called for increased spending on efforts to manage the growth of offshore renewable energy development - including offshore...

House Passes Bill with Wind PTC Extension Included

The House passed a tax extenders package this week that includes a one-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind...

Kerfuffle Coming for Nation Rise Wind Farm?

EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. (EDPR) says it is considering taking legal action upon the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’...

Brouillette Confirmed As Next DOE Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dan Brouillette to be the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy, taking the place of Rick Perry, who...

GREEN Act Proposes PTC, ITC Extensions

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., has introduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act, which includes an extension of the...

Lawmakers Reintroduce Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act

U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and Peter T. King, R-N.Y., have introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act of 2019 (H.R.4887)....

What’s Up With Offshore Wind?

In August, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the branch of the Department of the Interior tasked with managing energy development...

Lawmakers Seek To Boost Federal Wind R&D Funding

U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have introduced bipartisan legislation that would renew and expand the U.S. Department of...

DOI Establishes Authority On Workplace Safety For OCS Offshore Projects

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) recently announced steps designed to ensure workplace safety on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy...