California Offshore Wind Legislation Moves Further in the Process

David Chiu California Assembly Bill 525 – a piece of legislation aimed at boosting the state’s offshore wind production and developing a plan for California to achieve large-scale renewable wind energy by 2045 – has moved through the California Senate … Read More

North Carolina Governor Issues Executive Order Highlighting Benefits of Offshore Wind

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 218. The executive order highlights the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind and directs actions to help North Carolina secure jobs and economic development over the next 15 years … Read More

Massachusetts Issues RFP for Additional Offshore Wind Capacity

With backing from electric utilities, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the commonwealth is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for an additional offshore wind contract, according to a recent article from Milford Daily News. According to the article, the RFP … Read More

NJBPU Approves PJM’s Solicitation Window for Offshore Transmission Projects

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) says it is moving forward with a novel approach to transmission planning as it endeavors to reach Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035.  PJM Interconnection … Read More

Illinois Wind Farm Starts Giving Back to Local Communities

Green River Wind Farm, an operational 194 MW wind energy project located in Lee and Whiteside Counties in Illinois – within the PJM Regional Transmission Operator (RTO) system – has made the first donation of $38,800 to the Green River … Read More

NREL: Los Angeles Can Reach Renewable Goals with Rapid Wind Deployment

Meeting Los Angeles’ ambitious goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045 – or even 2035 – is achievable with the rapid deployment of wind, solar, storage and other renewable energy technologies this decade, according to a years-long analysis by the … Read More

CleanPowerPays Launches Website Cataloging Texas Renewables

Wind power, solar power and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation and multi-generational revenue through a growing property tax base and payments to landowners, according to CleanPowerPays.org, … Read More

Greelink Nevada Renewable Energy Initiative Receives PUCN Approval

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has approved moving forward on NV Energy’s Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy says Greenlink Nevada will transform the state’s clean energy landscape by tapping into resource-rich renewable energy zones … Read More

Oregon Representative Introduces Bill to Develop Floating Offshore Wind

Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Ore., has introduced a bill to the Oregon Legislative Assembly calling for the development of 3 GW of commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy within federal waters off of Oregon’s coast by 2030. In addition, the bill … Read More

DCPSC Adopts New Rules Requiring Renewable PPAs

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) has adopted new rules to require 5% of the District’s standard offer service (SOS) program to come from a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to help meet its climate change … Read More