BOEM Extends Morro Bay EA Comment Period

On April 6, as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for … Read More

Biden Administration Focuses on Offshore Wind Energy Leasing on U.S. Coasts

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is publishing two separate calls for information and nominations for possible leasing in areas that are determined to be suitable off the coast of Oregon and in the Central … Read More

Administration Proposal Includes BOEM Budget Increases for Offshore Wind

Amanda Lefton The Biden-Harris administration has submitted to Congress the president’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The budget reflects the administration’s commitment to ongoing efforts and initiatives vital to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) mission which support the … Read More

BOEM Declares May Auction Date for Carolinas Offshore Wind Energy Lease Sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas offshore the Carolinas on May 11, the Department of the Interior says. The lease areas cover 110,091 … Read More

Offshore Wind Auction Raises Record Bids of $4.37 Billion

The Department of the Interior has published the results of the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales, with the New York Bight offshore wind sale. The lease sale offered six lease … Read More

Historic Auction Planned for Offshore Wind Development in New York and New Jersey

New York Bight lease areas Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland says the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind power auction next month for more than 480,000 acres off the shores of New York and New … Read More

BOEM Prepares Offshore Wind Environmental Assessment for the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico call map As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of permitting 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a draft environmental assessment (EA) to consider the impacts of … Read More

BOEM Reviews Impacts of Offshore Wind Leasing in the New York Bight

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of permitting 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the New … Read More

BOEM Seeks More Public Input for Proposed Offshore Wind Project in Massachusetts

In June, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it was conducting an environmental review of and seeking public input on a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Vineyard Wind LLC for the Vineyard Wind South offshore wind … Read More

BOEM Designates Central California Wind Energy Area

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to advance clean energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced its designation of the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area (WEA) offshore California. The WEA is located approximately 20 miles … Read More