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North Carolina Governor Issues Executive Order Highlighting Benefits of Offshore Wind

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 218. The executive order highlights the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind and directs...

Massachusetts Issues RFP for Additional Offshore Wind Capacity

With backing from electric utilities, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the commonwealth is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for an additional offshore wind...

NJBPU Approves PJM’s Solicitation Window for Offshore Transmission Projects

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) says it is moving forward with a novel approach to transmission planning as it endeavors to...

NREL: Los Angeles Can Reach Renewable Goals with Rapid Wind Deployment

Meeting Los Angeles’ ambitious goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045 - or even 2035 - is achievable with the rapid deployment of wind,...

CleanPowerPays Launches Website Cataloging Texas Renewables

Wind power, solar power and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation...

Greelink Nevada Renewable Energy Initiative Receives PUCN Approval

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has approved moving forward on NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy says Greenlink...

Oregon Representative Introduces Bill to Develop Floating Offshore Wind

State Rep. David Brock Smith, a Republican, has introduced a bill to the Oregon Legislative Assembly calling for the development of 3 GW of...

D.C. Adopts New Rules Requiring Renewable PPAs

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) has adopted new rules to require 5% of the District’s standard offer service (SOS)...

Chiu Introduces Bill to Tap California’s Offshore Wind Potential

California Assemblymember David Chiu has introduced a bill to the state legislature that aims to utilize California's vast potential of offshore wind energy, according...

SUNY, NYSERDA Launch OWTI to Develop Offshore Wind Workforce

The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have launched New York’s Offshore Wind...

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