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500 Local Jobs: Vineyard Wind Signs Labor Union Deal for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 18, 2021

Vineyard Wind on Friday announced a deal to use union labor to help construct what will become the nation's first major offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast near Martha's Vineyard.The labor agreement with the Southeastern Massachusetts Building Trades Council covers 500 jobs…

VIDEO: U.S. Offshore Wind Opportunities Abound for Both Local and Foreign Firms

Jul 09, 2021

The U.S. government has recently announced plans to promote offshore wind, with a goal to have 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity installed by 2030, and a whopping 110GW of offshore wind by 2050.  It has also committed to supporting…

Blue Water Shipping Hires O’Keeffe in US Offshore Wind Push

Jul 08, 2021

Blue Water Shipping announced it has hired John O’Keeffe as its new Head of Renewables, Americas, as the Denmark-based transport and logistics company looks to make further inroads into the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.O’Keeffe, a former maritime captain with vast experience in the U…

U.S. Gov't to Review Dominion's Giant Offshore Wind Project in Virginia

Jul 02, 2021

The U.S. government will conduct an environmental review of a potential wind power project off the coast of Virginia, the Biden administration said on Thursday, part of an effort to create tens of thousands of jobs in the business by 2030.Dominion…

Biden Administration Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale near NY, NJ

Jun 14, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday said it was seeking buyers for offshore wind energy leases in the shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its effort to ramp up the share of offshore wind generation over the next decade…

Headwinds: Offshore Wind will Take Years to Carry Factory Jobs to U.S.

May 27, 2021

When U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved the country’s first major offshore wind farm this month, it billed the move as the start of a new clean energy industry that by the end of the decade will create over 75,000 U.S. jobs.Industry executives and analysts do not contest that claim…

U.S. Identifies Two Areas Offshore California for Wind Farm Development

May 26, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday…

US to Review 16 Offshore Wind Project Plans, Advance New Lease Areas by 2025

May 25, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open new areas for leasing off the coast of California as it seeks to supercharge development of the nascent U.S. industry, an Interior Department official said on Tuesday…

Prysmian Sets Sights on U.S. Market

May 14, 2021

Prysmian is close to a “very interesting” contract to develop a high-voltage underground network in the U.S., the Italian company’s chief executive said on Thursday.Valerio Battista said Prysmian, the world’s largest cable maker, was “not far” from striking a deal on the U…

Iberdrola: Renewables and Grids Support Earnings and Outlook

May 12, 2021

Europe's biggest wind power group Iberdrola reaffirmed its growth outlook for the full year on Wednesday after reporting rising quarterly earnings supported by rapid building of renewable energy plants and investments in networks.Buoyed by a…

US Greenlights Its First Major Offshore Wind Farm

May 11, 2021

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it has approved the nation's first major offshore wind farm, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector.The move, however, was…

Favorable Offshore Winds Blowing from the Biden Administration

Apr 06, 2021

As part of his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (EO 14008)—issued on the first day he took office—President Biden made significant commitments to renewable energy. These commitments include collaborating with…

2021: A Year of Offshore Energy Potential

Apr 05, 2021

After what has seemed like the longest year ever, the offshore energy sector is emerging from a position of strength, from the standpoint of both economics and sustainability. Between the lockdowns implemented to reduce COVID-19, which reduced energy demand…

The U.S. Sets Ambitious Offshore Wind Targets – What Will It Take to Meet Them?

Apr 05, 2021

The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change…

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…

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