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Ready Your Salad Fork for Biden’s Offshore Energy Plans

Apr 01, 2021

In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare coined the phrase “salad days” to mean a youthful time filled with unbridled enthusiasm and idealism. Indeed, youth, much like salad, is often raw, flavorful and most of all… green. Therefore, it is fitting…

Vineyard Wind Taps DEME to Install Wind Turbines off US East Coast

Apr 01, 2021

U.S. offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has contracted Belgium-based DEME for the offshore transport and installation of the wind turbine generators for the first largescale offshore wind installation in the United States.DEME's U.S. arm…

US Jobs from US Offshore Energy: A Goal 44 Years in the Making

Mar 31, 2021

I have a good friend named John Guste. He and his wife grew up in the same neighborhood as my wife, they all went to college together, and now our kids are friends. As a doctor, I’m sure he has little concern with the messy, yet mundane, intricacies of offshore energy and maritime policy…

US Targets 30GW of Offshore Wind by 2030, 110GW by 2050

Mar 30, 2021

On Monday, March 29, the White House announced a government-wide effort to advance offshore wind, including 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, 110GW of U.S. offshore wind by 2050 and the development of a sustainable local offshore wind supply chain…

Fourteen US States Sue Biden Administration Over Oil and Gas Leasing Pause

Mar 24, 2021

Fourteen U.S. states including Louisiana and Wyoming filed suits on Wednesday against President Joe Biden's administration to challenge his pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.The legal actions, which seek to restore regular federal drilling auctions…

Offshore Wind Webinar: A Look Into the Emerging US Market

Mar 19, 2021

Join speakers from ABB, Lloyd’s Register, Equinor and World Energy Reports as we explore why 2021 is the year for offshore wind in the United States.WHEN: Thursday,  March 25, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT (US).REGISTER NOW!From eight turbines for 42MW of capacity at the end of 2020…

Northstar Partners with Laredo Offshore to Support US Offshore Wind

Mar 17, 2021

New Jersey-based Northstar Marine announced Wednesday it is gearing up to support emerging offshore wind development projects in the Northeast U.S., having recently acquired a pair of specialized support vessels and formed a partnership with with Laredo Offshore Services…

Biden to Review Future of Federal Oil Leasing Program

Mar 09, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department announced Tuesday it will launch its review of the federal oil and gas leasing program on March 25, a key step that will determine whether the Biden administration will permanently halt new leases on federal land and water…

US Vineyard Wind Project Clears Key Hurdle

Mar 08, 2021

The Interior Department completed its final environmental review of what would the first commercial scale U.S. offshore wind farm, it announced on Monday, clearing a key hurdle needed to permit the project off Massachusetts.The U.S. Bureau of…

BOEM Issues Lease for Wave Energy Research Project off Oregon

Feb 17, 2021

A pioneering project to build the U.S.’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week with a lease award from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Launches Jones Act CTV Atlantic Endeavor

Feb 15, 2021

U.S. offshore wind crew transfer company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) said its second Jones Act crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor was launched at the end of December.Designed by U.K. firm Chartwell Marine and built by Blount Boats in Warren…

BOEM to Restart Permitting for Major US Offshore Wind Project

Feb 03, 2021

The Biden administration said on Wednesday it would restart permitting for the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, reversing a Trump administration decision that canceled the process late last year.The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

New Jones Act SOV Design Unveiled

Feb 02, 2021

The U.S. is going to need a fleet of Jones Act compliant vessels to serve its budding offshore wind industry. New Orleans-based Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) said it has designed a range of EnviroMax diesel-electric hybrid service operation…

$2.6 Million Awarded to Advance US Offshore Wind Innovation

Jan 28, 2021

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC)has made available $2.6 million for a group of projects aiming to advance technological innovation that will drive down costs of offshore wind development in the U.S.The Consortium…

Biden to Target Drilling, Fossil Fuel Subsidies in New Climate Orders

Jan 27, 2021

President Joe Biden was set on Wednesday to sign executive actions to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies as he pursues green policies in stark contrast to those of his predecessor Donald Trump…

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