Offshore Wind Energy

New Report Breaks Down State-Level Renewable Energy Siting Policies & Permitting Authorities Across the USA

State and/or local government involvement in renewable energy development varies widely across the United States. A new report funded by DOE, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Regulatory Assistance Project, Clean Air Task Force, and others, inventories and simplifies the complex state-level policies of all 50 states, plus … [continued]

Image from Vattenfall. Used with permission.

Vattenfall & Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Awarded IJmuiden Ver Beta 2GW Offshore Wind Farm

Zeevonk, a joint venture of Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through its Energy Transition Fund, has been awarded a permit to build wind farm IJmuiden Ver Beta in the Netherlands. This 2 GW offshore wind project will include a 50 MWp floating offshore solar farm on site and a … [continued]

New Steps to Advance Offshore Wind Progress in Maryland

Memorandum of Understanding between BOEM and Maryland will strengthen efforts to meet President Biden’s historic clean energy goals ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to expand offshore wind opportunities and advance an all-of-government approach to address the climate crisis while creating good-paying jobs, the Department of the … [continued]

Heavy seas engulf the Block Island Wind Farm- the first US offshore wind farm. The five Halide 6MW turbines were installed by Deepwater Wind and began producing power in 2016. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

How Do Wind Turbines Survive Severe Storms?

June starts hurricane season, an unsettling time for some people living near our nation’s shorelines. For the next 6 months, communities will be on watch for severe storms and high winds that could potentially knock out power or damage homes and businesses. Strong winds also put America’s growing fleet of … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a seaside oil and gas town coated with dripping green paint

Another Day Another Bad Bought & Paid For Hydrogen Pipeline Report, This One From Arup

One part of the weird obsession with hydrogen for energy over the past several years, especially in Europe but also in the USA, are the number of reports analyzing how and where the pipelines will go and what will be required in ports. It’s all a house of cards as … [continued]

Roadmap Outlines Challenges and R&D Opportunities for Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance

Offshore wind exists in harsh, isolated ocean environments, presenting unique challenges for operating and maintaining wind turbines and systems. Today, WETO released a roadmap assessing current operation and maintenance practices for U.S. offshore wind farms and future challenges and needs, as well as specific recommendations for technology innovations that could help address … [continued]