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States Take Initiative on Renewables in 2021

While federal leaders continue deliberations on how to build a cleaner, healthier future, states are making strides to advance renewable energy, according to a...

Second Competitive Renewable Energy Solicitation Launches in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has opened the second solicitation under the large-scale renewable energy procurement program known as Competitive Tier 2. It is geared...

Wind Turbine Needs to Be Removed, North Dakota Regulators Rule

A North Dakota wind farm operator is being ordered by state regulators to disassemble and move a wind turbine that has been deemed too...

New York State Submits Proposal for NYC Offshore Wind Port

New York State has submitted an application for the United States Department of Transportation's Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program to support construction of Arthur...

California Offshore Wind Leasing Process Moves Forward

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is advancing the federal wind leasing process offshore in California. BOEM is publishing a...

California Offshore Wind Legislation Moves Further in the Process

California Assembly Bill 525 - a piece of legislation aimed at boosting the state’s offshore wind production and developing a plan for California to...

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,...

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