May 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The American Wind Energy Association has described language in recently-released Defense and Department of the Interior FY 2020 appropriations bills as "redundant" and says it threatens to needlessly delaying the development of the country's offshore wind pipeline.
December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Government has awarded new offshore wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts that are said to be worth over $405 million and which have the potential to develop up to 4.1 gigawatts of offshore wind
December 27th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has won the offshore wind lease to 79,350 acres off the coast of New York with a winning bid of $42.5 million.
July 29th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
A group of 67 scientists have penned an open letter to the US Department of the Interior calling on the government [&hellip
March 16th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
The Obama administration announced this week that the United States would abandon its plans for oil and gas drilling in [&hellip
March 22nd, 2015 | by Tina Casey
The new fracking rules only cover a fraction of US oil and gas wells, and drilling on federal lands is already falling off the cliff, new rules or no
December 18th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced it will hold America's third competitive offshore wind lease auction for 80,000 acres off Maryland's coast
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.
August 30th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown
There is a wind farm being planned for Lake Erie called “Icebreaker.” Over 4,500 people in northeast Ohio pledged to [&hellip
July 8th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Department of the Interior announced on Wednesday that they had approved a plan to build a 500 MW [&hellip
June 5th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
So far this week, the Interior Department has approved three major renewable energy projects and announced it will hold the first-ever auction for offshore wind leases - for a total of up to 4GW new clean energy capacity
March 2nd, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci
While the need and best way to reduce carbon emissions is still (obtusely) being debated in Congress, the federal government has begun a widespread effort to detail and respond to the long-term risks posed to the U.S. by climate change.
February 17th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer
For the first time since the 1920s, fees for oil drilling on public land are going up, in an Obama [&hellip
January 31st, 2012 | by Guest Contributor
On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union remarks to expand clean energy development, the Interior Department is moving to finalize the nation’s first solar energy program for public lands with the closing of the public comment period today. Over the past 90 days, the Bureau of Land Management has been seeking input on the Supplemental Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SPEIS) for solar development on public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.
The solar plan has garnered more than 100,000 comments in the past two years from stakeholders across the country advocating for balanced, guided development that would minimize potential impacts on wildlife and sensitive lands, and reduce uncertainty in permitting. Solar companies, major trade associations, utilities and conservation groups also submitted a joint letter to Interior with recommendations to help shape a successful solar program
May 22nd, 2011 | by Tina Casey
The U.S. Department of the Interior has just announced $24 million in funding for new water conservation projects in western states, some of which will also save energy, too. Proving once again that a little goes a long way, the funds will be split among 54 separate projects, and when you put them all together it adds up to more than 100,000 acre-feet per year. That's enough to provide water for about 400,000 people