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NJBPU to Accelerate Offshore Wind Solicitation Schedule

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) are accelerating the state’s offshore wind solicitation schedule, moving the...

Maryland Offshore Wind Bill Signed by Governor

Governor Wes Moore has signed Maryland HB 1296, with provisions that include the state setting up a future offshore wind solicitation schedule and proposing...

NJBPU Opens Fourth Solicitation for Up to 4 GW of Offshore Wind

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved the state’s fourth offshore wind solicitation guidance document (SGD), as well as opened its...

New York Seeks RFPs for Logistics, Announces RFI for NY5

New York has announced that a $200 million Supportive Manufacturing and Logistics RFP is now open to support infrastructure investments in the state’s domestic...

NYSERDA Makes No Final Awards in Wind Solicitation Round

NYSERDA has opted not to make any final awards to the three provisional offshore wind projects chosen from the state’s third solicitation for bids,...

NJBPU Approves More than 3,700 MW of Offshore Capacity 

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has awarded a combined 3,742 MW of offshore wind capacity to Invenergy and energyRE’s Leading Light...

Joint Effort Will Evaluate Maryland Offshore Wind Development

The Biden-Harris administration has announced a joint commitment to evaluate areas near Maryland’s shores in support of offshore wind development.  Members of this effort include...

NYSERDA Opens Expedited Renewable Solicitations for Large-Scale Projects 

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the launch of expedited renewable energy solicitations as part of the state’s...

Politicians Come Out Against Gulf of Maine Offshore Wind Proposal

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King, Reps. Jared Golden and Chellie Pingree, and Maine Gov. Janet Mills have sent a letter to the...

NY Releases More Details About Upcoming Offshore Wind Solicitation

Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the schedule for expedited offshore wind solicitations as part of New York’s 10-Point Action Plan to bolster the state's growing large-scale...

Expedited Offshore and Land-Based Wind Solicitations on the Docket in NY

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the first step for expedited offshore wind and land-based renewable energy solicitations as part of New York’s...

New York Comes in Huge on New Wind Power Projects

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced conditional awards for three offshore wind and 22 land-based renewable energy projects totaling 6.4 GW - the...

Hochul Vetoes New York Bill That Promoted Offshore Wind Transmission Coordination

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has vetoed state senate bill S6218A, the Planned Offshore Wind Transmission Act: a piece of legislation that aimed “to...

New England States Agree to Jointly Pursue Up to 6 GW of Offshore Wind

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have announced New England’s first offshore wind multi-state memorandum of understanding, designed to create the means for a potential...

N.J. Groups File Lawsuit Over Wind Developer Tax Credits

Activist group Protect Our Coast N.J. (POCNJ) has filed a joint lawsuit with Defend Brigantine Beach (DBB) in the Superior Court of New Jersey,...

Bill Passes in Maine, Jumpstarting Offshore Wind Industry

After many months of back-and-forth between lawmakers, the Maine legislature has passed LD 1895, An Act Regarding the Procurement of Energy from Offshore Wind...

Offshore Wind Makes Progress with Maine Lawmakers

The Maine State Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee recently approved an historic omnibus offshore wind bill (LD 1895), sponsored by Sen. Mark Lawrence...

N.J. Governor Signs Legislation Promoting Offshore Wind Jobs

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a package of bills to promote the generation of primarily union jobs and the growth of burgeoning...

Maine Governor Cites Labor Concerns for Offshore Wind Bill Veto

Although a bill to establish visual impact standards for future offshore wind port facilities in Maine originated in the office of Gov. Janet Mills,...
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Arizona Governor Vetoes Convoluted Renewable Energy Bill

In Arizona this week, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation that she said would have a “deep chilling effect on renewable energy deployment” in the...

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