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Browsing the "Bureau of Ocean Energy Management" Tag

Before Leaving, Mr. President, Keep OCS Oil + Gas In The Ground!

November 18th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

The Obama administration will soon announce its five-year plan for managing offshore oil and gas (OCS oil + gas leasing) from 2017 to 2022. Because of potential impacts on tourism and the environment, in its March draft version of the plan the President already scrapped an auction of Atlantic drilling rights in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.


A $1.6 Million Win In America’s Second Offshore Wind Lease Auction

September 5th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

American offshore wind took another major step forward yesterday with the second-ever competitive lease sale to develop renewable energy in federal waters. A subsidiary of Dominion Virginia Power won the Interior Department's auction to develop 112,800 acres about 23 miles from Virginia Beach with a bid of $1.6 billion.


Clean Tech Week in Review: 10 Headline News Stories

December 23rd, 2011 | by Andrew

Google made a big news splash this week, announcing it was partnering with KKR to invest in four California solar power projects, but that was only one of many newsworthy stories that broke. Among them are plans to develop an East Coast grid to carry power from offshore wind farms, BP Solar quitting the business after 40 years, a second German solar power industry player filing for insolvency and a second solar investment by Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway's Mid-American Energy



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