The application was made in late October to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to lease a 270-square-mile area (more…)
The South Korean government will help fund construction of a massive offshore wind farm that proponents say would generate about 2,500 megawatts of electricity and give the Asian nation a foothold in the emerging renewable energy industry. (more…)
In recent years, China has taken some rather impressive strides in the development of their renewable energy systems. For a nation that has long been criticized for their extraordinarily high levels of industrial pollution, outdated power systems, and a reluctance to move forward, China’s progress has been so incredible that many are beginning to (more…)
Cape Wind signs 28-year offshore wind energy lease.
It’s officially official. After eight years of scoping, studying, permitting, legislating and legal wrangling, the United States today cemented its first-ever lease for an offshore wind farm on the Outer Continental Shelf. (more…)
The Scottish first minister said his country wants to be completely powered with renewable energy by 2025.
Alex Salmond was speaking ahead of a renewable energy conference. He said he would like his country to become a net exporter of clean energy as the country has “unrivalled green energy resources”. (more…)
New Jersey passes law to encourage the development of 1,100 megawatts of new offshore wind energy capacity.
As the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm in Massachusetts fends off some last ditch legal challenges to become the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., New Jersey passed a law last week that would (more…)
Nine years into a regulatory battle that has been fought in virtually every legal , political and bureaucratic venue imaginable, Secretary of State Ken Salazar said today that the stakeholders must come to a compromise by March 1 or he would intervene and make the final decision on the proposed offshore wind farm in the waters of Nantucket Sound near Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Salazar reiterated that if the timeline he laid down last week wasn’t met, he would consult with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, an independent party, to make a final decision.
In a series of meetings with about three dozen representatives of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Native American groups, Cape Wind and the primary opposition group, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Secretary Salazar said “the public, the applicants and all the stakeholders deserve resolution,” calling the nine-year process an example of government failure. (more…)