Posts Tagged ‘ offshore wind ’

U.S. to Hold First Offshore Wind Farm Lease Auction

Jun 5th, 2013 | By

Off-shore wind energy generation isn’t new in places like Europe, but it presents a new frontier in the United States. The U.S. Department of Interior announced Tuesday that it will hold the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy development on the outer continental shelf. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold the auction

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Environmental Groups and Other Stakeholders Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

217 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast are united in calling for bold action to accelerate the development of offshore wind. In Connecticut, ten offshore wind proponents joined Environment Connecticut, including the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Senators Doyle and Meyer, Clean Water Action of Connecticut, and several other environmental groups and elected officials. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration to show strong support for progress made to date and to urge continued leadership to ensure we see several wind farms spinning off our coasts within the next few years. Click on this headline for more of this story.

The Struggle to Implement Offshore Wind Farms

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

A decade from now, the Cape Wind saga may be remembered as the labor pain that helped birth a new industry. Although the U.S. boasts more installed onshore wind capacity than any other country, the nation lags in the offshore arena.