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Mass. Governor Reforms Offshore Wind Energy Procurement, Supply, Jobs

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed comprehensive clean energy legislation that reforms the Commonwealth’s offshore wind procurement process, drives job creation and economic development,...

California: 25,000 MW of Offshore Wind by 2045

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals and moving the state one step closer to development of the...

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Permit for First Freshwater Offshore Wind Farm

The Supreme Court of Ohio has approved the permit to construct North America’s first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility, according to the court’s Court...

NREL Introduces Ordinance Databases for Siting Wind, Solar Energy Projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released two new databases of state and local wind and solar energy zoning laws and ordinances in...

Commission Grants Approval to Dominion Energy for Virginia Offshore Wind Project

Dominion Energy has reached a major milestone in the development of the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project by receiving approval from...

Calif. Governor Releases New Clean Energy Targets, Offshore Wind Goals

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing California to move faster to reach its climate goals, setting ambitious new targets for renewable energy, clean buildings, carbon...

Mass. Grants Millions to Nine Organizations for Offshore Wind Workforce Development

The Baker-Polito administration is giving $3.8 million in grant funding through the Offshore Wind Works Program to nine Massachusetts organizations. The program, which is administered...

Hawaii Governor Promotes Renewable Energy Transition with New Laws

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a package of bills that advance the governor’s priorities to fight climate change and transition to a...

R.I. Governor Signs Law Requiring State to Offset Electricity with Renewable Energy

Gov. Dan McKee has signed historic legislation into law to substantially increase renewable energy production and supply by requiring that 100% of Rhode Island’s...

White House Introduces Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership with 11 States

The White House is joining with 11 East Coast governors to launch the new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership to accelerate the growing offshore...

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