Australia Introduces Offshore Energy Investment Legislation

The Morrison Government has introduced Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021, which will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects. The legislation covers infrastructure projects for offshore electricity transmission cables and offshore renewable energy … Read More

Feds Take Step Toward Transmission Reform

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANOPR) on reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects. According to FERC, the ANOPR, “Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and … Read More

Need for Clean Energy Transmission Spurs Formation of FERC-NARUC Task Force

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) have formed a joint federal-state task force that will explore electric transmission-related issues to identify and realize the benefits that transmission can provide while ensuring that … Read More

DOI Proposes Sale for New York Bight Offshore Wind Development

In support of President Joe Biden’s goal of installing 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior (DOI) says it is proposing a sale for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in … Read More

DOI Assessing Offshore Wind Potential in Gulf of Mexico

The Department of the Interior (DOI) says it intends to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This significant milestone is part of President Joe Biden’s goal to create thousands … Read More

West Coast Offshore Wind: It’s Happening

The White House says the Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Defense have reached an agreement to lease 399 square miles off California’s central coast for offshore wind development.  This announcement extends President Joe … Read More

Making Offshore Wind History: Vineyard Wind Approved for Construction and Operation

The 800 MW Vineyard Wind project has received final approval from the federal government to proceed with construction and operation, marking a major milestone in the U.S. offshore wind industry. “Offshore wind represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for communities across Massachusetts, … Read More

Federal Tax Credits Spur Record-Breaking Renewable Growth

In 2020, renewable sources of electricity such as wind and solar grew at their fastest rate in two decades and are set to expand in coming years at a much faster pace than prior to the pandemic, according to a … Read More

Consortium Urges Congress to Allocate Additional Funds to Offshore Wind Ports

A consortium of companies related to the offshore wind industry has sent a letter to ranking members of various House committees, urging them to increase the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program’s budget to $750 million to help develop offshore … Read More

Baltica Offshore Wind Farms One Step Closer to Realization

The Polish Energy Regulatory Office has awarded a contract for difference (CfD) to the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind farms with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW. Baltica 3 and 2 will contribute significantly to Poland’s … Read More