Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

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]

U.S. Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Streamline & Modernize Offshore Renewable Energy Development

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The final rule increases certainty and reduces the costs associated with … [continued]

NREL researchers and crew prepared to deploy three moorings in Cook Inlet, Alaska, in July to collect data for a potential tidal energy site. (Photo By Levi Kilcher / NREL)

Alaska’s Wind, Wave, & Tidal Resources Could Help State Meet Future Energy Needs

Offshore wind makes sense for decarbonizing energy production and building energy security and independence when it comes to ocean renewable energy production in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), according to an analysis by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Their new report, “Feasibility Study for Renewable Energy Technologies … [continued]

U.S. Interior Department Takes Action to Protect Taxpayers from Offshore Oil & Gas Decommissioning Costs

Updated regulations for the offshore oil and gas industry will strengthen risk management and financial assurance requirements WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a final rule from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to protect taxpayers from covering costs that should be borne by the oil and … [continued]