Nation Mobilizes Offshore Wind Energy at Carolina Long Bay
On May 11th, as part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered 110,091 … Read more
Seizing Our Massive Offshore Wind Potential
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gathered with state and federal officials in Boston today to announce the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the … Continue reading
U.S. Offshore Wind Power Breaks Ground in Rhode Island
Today I was filled with patriotic pride as we celebrated a historic moment in our nation’s energy story: the installation of the foundations for America’s first offshore wind power project. … Continue reading
Massachusetts Auction Boosts Offshore Wind Power Opportunity and Highlights Policy Needs
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned more than 350,000 acres of federal waters far off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind power development. The competitive auction was … Continue reading
Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey
Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy … Continue reading
Obama Administration Takes Major Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts
Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the federal government is kicking off the leasing process for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area with plans to hold an auction by the end of the year.
America’s Second Offshore Wind Energy Area Goes to… Dominion Virginia Power!
After six rounds of bidding, the second in a series of competitive auctions for offshore wind energy leases came to an end this afternoon. Shortly after, the Bureau of Ocean … Continue reading
Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia
An announcement this morning gives an important boost to offshore wind energy development, and demonstrates exactly the kind of leadership we hoped would follow President Obama’s climate speech last month. … Continue reading
Department of the Interior Ushers the U.S. One Step Closer to Offshore Wind Development
Offshore wind energy has felt just out of America’s reach for quite some time now. While Europe has more than fifty projects up and running off their shores, here in … Continue reading
A Whale of a Tale for Offshore Wind Power
The past few months have been full of exciting news for supporters of offshore wind energy in the U.S. First, NWF highlighted in a report this fall the huge progress by many states. Weeks later, we saw a renewable energy lease issued off of Delaware, followed recently by news of the first-ever competitive sale for offshore renewable energy leases off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.
Flocking to Clean Energy: Conservationists Unite Behind Offshore Wind
Hundreds of conservation and public health groups, Atlantic coast elected officials and businesses are joining together to send a loud and clear message to the Obama administration: We’re united behind … Continue reading