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California has just approved a new blueprint for offshore wind. The massive projects will cost billions

The California Energy Commission today unanimously approved a sweeping plan to develop a massive floating offshore wind industry in ocean waters — a first-of-its-kind undertaking that will require billions in public and private investments and could transform parts of the coast.

Offshore wind turbines offer path for clean hydrogen production

Using electricity generated by offshore wind turbines as one pathway to split water to produce clean hydrogen may make economic sense, particularly along the U.S. Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, according to researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

China building two-thirds of world’s wind and solar projects

The amount of wind and solar power under construction in China is now nearly twice as much as the rest of the world combined, a report has found.

Offshore breezes prove windfall for fisheries

Eyeing massive marine resources, turbine manufacturers across the country are stepping up efforts to integrate new energy projects with aquaculture farms, where fish, lobsters and crabs coexist with wind turbines, blades and cable routes, further promoting marine biodiversity.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Vineyard Offshore Forge Historic Tribal Benefit Agreement

Mashpee, MA and Boston, MA – The federally recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has entered into a historic agreement with Vineyard Offshore, a nation-leading offshore wind company. Aimed at fostering a comprehensive, long-term relationship, this agreement reflects Vineyard Offshore’s commitment to close collaboration with Tribal Nations to ensure coordinated development and shared benefits.

Government makes landmark decision to ban highly controversial fishing practice: 'We hope this creates a domino effect'

Greece is making a huge commitment to the health of its national marine parks after announcing a ban on bottom trawling.

The practice involves boats dragging heavy netting across the seabed to capture fish and crustaceans. It can cause a lot of harm to aquatic habitats, and a study published in the journal Frontiers revealed bottom trawling can release as much as 370 million tonnes (408 million tons) of carbon dioxide per year.

Chinese company develops world's largest floating platform for wind turbines: 'Enhancing production efficiency'

A Chinese company that already produces giant "typhoon-proof" wind turbines is doubling down on its efforts by putting the finishing touches on a twin platform capable of supporting two rotors.

TetraSpar Demonstrator Floating Wind Turbine Hits 63 Pct Capacity Factor in Norway

Since its commissioning in late 2021, the TetraSpar Demonstrator has been operational at METCentre in Norway, delivering green energy, gathering data, validating numerical models, supporting research and development projects, and serving as a living laboratory for the development of floating wind technology, said Stiesdal in a recent social media post.

Oregon agency schedules one online, four community sessions for comments on offshore wind proposals

The Department of Land Conservation and Development is hosting a series of community meetings along the Oregon coast to share information and hear comments on a proposal by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to lease areas of the ocean off Oregon’s coast to explore possibilities for wind energy development.

US government announces 2 proposals for offshore wind sales — generating enough clean energy to power over 5 million homes

The U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management just announced two exciting proposals for offshore wind sales that could generate over 18 gigawatts of squeaky clean energy. That's enough to power more than 5 million homes, according to Electrek.

Federal agency announces next steps for Southern Oregon offshore wind energy

The Southern Oregon coast is closer to hosting floating offshore wind energy, after the Biden administration announced it’s preparing to accept proposals for the area. This is the first step in a multiyear process before any wind developer could begin construction.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Vineyard Offshore Forge Historic Tribal Benefit Agreement

Groundbreaking Agreement Ensures Thoughtful Advancement of Offshore Wind, Offering Benefits for Future Generations. “This is an opportunity to make sure that not only do we have a seat at the table but also to make sure we work together to protect our Mother Earth and future generations,” said Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Brian Weeden.

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Wind turbine farms in Britain have grown in the last 10 years - is the UK the Saudi Arabia of wind power?

https://news.sky.com/story/the-ballooning-of-british-wind-turbine-farms-is-the-uk-the-saudi-arabia-of-wind-power-12282674

President Biden pushes offshore wind

as green energy alternative

Under Biden, will offshore wind finally drive major energy gains in the U.S.?

Time for Oregon to make best use of Federal Support

 

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Jumpstarts Offshore Wind Energy Projects to Create Jobs

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/29/fact-sheet-biden-administration-jumpstarts-offshore-wind-energy-projects-to-create-jobs/

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Announces Efforts to Advance Offshore Wind Power Generation

 

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/03/us-secretary-commerce-gina-m-raimondo-announces-efforts-advance

NOAA signs data-share agreement with offshore wind energy company

 

https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-signs-data-share-agreement-with-offshore-wind-energy-company

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