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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.

Connecting the Dots: Putting Offshore Wind Energy to Work

Researchers Identify Optimal Ways To Connect Offshore Wind Farms To Benefit the Grid in Coastal Regions

Forget ‘doomers.’ Warming can be stopped, top climate scientist says

Keeping the Earth’s warming below the 1.5-degree Celsius threshold that scientists believe will stave off climate change’s worst effects is a tall task, but one of the world’s top climate scientists believes climate “doomism” won’t help the fight. And Michael Mann is all about the fight.

Regulatory Framework and Guidelines, updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

On Jan. 12, 2023, the Department of the Interior announced a proposed rule to update regulations for clean energy development on the U.S. for public review and comment. On Mar. 30, 2023, BOEM announced a 60-day comment period extension.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to Speak at Oceantic Network's IPF

Oceantic Network is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, will speak at the 2024 International Partnering Forum (IPF), taking place April 22-25 in New Orleans.

4 Ways the Biden Administration Can Ensure Offshore Wind Development Benefits Tribes and Indigenous People

The Biden administration has given unprecedented prioritization to climate and environmental justice goals. This includes the historic agency and administrative appointments of Tribal advisers and leaders; the restoration of protections to areas of Indigenous significance; co-designing collaborative management of federal lands; and support for the Inflation Reduction Act’s landmark $60 billion investment for environmental justice communities.

Drought impacts on the electricity system, emissions, and air quality in the western United States

The western United States has experienced severe drought in recent decades, and climate models project increased drought risk in the future. This increased drying could have important implications for the region’s interconnected, hydropower-dependent electricity systems.

Offshore wind – California decisions impact Oregon’s southern coast and Curry County

The Plan notes that these offshore wind projects offer potential benefits including economic development, good jobs, and community benefits along with upgraded electric grid infrastructure and resilience. Unfortunately, these benefits will largely stop at the Oregon border.

Governor Kotek Issues Statement in Response to BOEM Wind Energy Areas Announcement

Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek issued a statement in response to an announcement from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on their proposed final wind energy areas on the Oregon Coast for offshore wind

BOEM Finalizes Wind Energy Areas in Oregon

In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goals for deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030 and 15 GW of floating offshore wind energy capacity by 2035, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced the designation of two final Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore Oregon

Offshore Wind Energy: 'Endless' Jobs, Billions for States

Among the potential benefits of a robust U.S. offshore wind sector and supply chain: $12 billion in private investment, 49,000 new manufacturing and supplier jobs. Tracey Butts, who trains offshore wind technicians in Virginia, agrees, saying, “It’s endless, the amount of jobs this can and will create.”

News Archive

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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