Ewing, Tom

Ewing, Tom

Tom Ewing is a freelance writer specializing in energy and environmental issues.

Navigation and Wind Farms: Competing Ocean Uses Raise Existential Questions

Apr 22, 2024

“Wind Turbines: The Bigger, the Better” -USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, August 24, 2023Last December the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a proposed sale notice regarding new development areas for utility scale wind projects in the central Atlantic Ocean…

Career Moves: US Offshore Wind Powering Up

May 31, 2023

In addition to wind, offshore wind demands human energy, individuals with knowledge and skills first to build and then operate and maintain the dozens of projects required to meet President Biden’s 2030 goal of 30 GW of offshore generation.…

Floating Offshore Wind: New Seascape, New Challenges

Apr 13, 2023

Offshore wind energy planners are giving close review to fixed-tower systems in order to extend lessons learned to floating wind towers, under development now. In the U.S., floating towers have been most closely associated with plans for new wind energy areas (WEA) in the Pacific…

US Offshore Wind: Figuring Out the Business

Apr 07, 2022

If awards were given for dominating the sustainable energy spotlight, offshore wind (OSW) would surely be in line for top honors.Consider:Big money: BOEM’s February sale of New York Bight offshore wind development rights drew a record $4.37 billion in developers’ bids…

NJ Seeks New Wind Institute for Offshore Wind Research

Jan 26, 2022

No, that’s not the clarinet and saxophone sections in the band. New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) released an RFP (request for proposals) on January 7 seeking a “qualified entity to conduct a feasibility study for a world-class…

NY Offshore Wind: Evaluating Sea-shore Interconnections

Jan 18, 2022

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the start of a major analytical project to understand transmission interconnections between offshore wind turbines and land-based points of interconnection (POIs)…

Freight Planning… What About Offshore Wind…?

Jun 09, 2020

At the end of 2019 – December 27, to be exact – the US Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary – filed a request for information regarding the development of a National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), required by the multi-year federal transportation bill…

Offshore Wind: Half Empty or Half Full?

Feb 11, 2020

As a new decade starts, offshore wind development continues to progress. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to write that the development of the development of offshore wind (OFW) continues to, uh, well, develop.Apologies for that mild sarcasm…

Offshore Wind: Good Supply, Growing Demand

Feb 13, 2019

In its 2019 “Annual Energy Outlook” the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that electric generation from renewables (wind, solar, hydro) will go from 500 billion KWh in 2018 to 1500 billion KWh in 2050, just 30 years from now…

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