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White House Kicks Off Bid to Foster Floating Offshore Wind Ambitions
Renewable Energy
White House Kicks Off Bid to Foster Floating Offshore Wind Ambitions
2022-09-15 20:11:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration launched a series of coordinated actions Thursday to promote the manufacturing and adoption in the U.S. of floating offshore wind platforms — technology officials said could “unlock” vast amounts of energy supply. “What we’re talking... Read More

Renewable Energy
Offshore Wind Energy Examined for Major Renewable Energy Projects  
2022-09-09 12:13:12
by Tom Ramstack

MORRO BAY, Calif. — California’s power grid continued straining under a heat wave Thursday while a congressional committee met in Morro Bay to consider opportunities for offshore wind energy. State officials have set lofty goals of transitioning away from fossil... Read More

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Provides More Than 25% of US Power
2022-08-25 19:09:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Energy from renewable resources, including the sun, wind and heat trapped under the ground provided more than 25% of the nation’s power during the first six months of 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Thursday. At... Read More

Energy
Americans Used More Energy in 2021; Coal and Petroleum Make Biggest Jump
2022-08-24 13:48:27
by Dan McCue

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Americans used 97.3 quadrillion British Thermal Units of energy in 2021, an increase of about 5% from 2020, a new analysis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows. However, both 2020 and 2021 annual energy consumption totals... Read More

Renewable Energy
US Wind Energy Market Continues Robust Growth Trend, DOE Says
2022-08-19 14:06:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A trio of market reports compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the nation’s wind energy sector is continuing to grow at a robust pace. The reports, unveiled Thursday, document data and trends in wind energy... Read More

Renewable Energy
Local Constraints Causing Headwinds for Wind Energy Sector
2022-08-08 20:37:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — No one ever said reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was going to be easy, but a new report from ClearPath suggests several constraints, including local opposition, regulatory delays and supply chain issues could dramatically limit the nation’s... Read More

Climate
Biden Allocates $2.3B for Extreme Heat Relief, Opens Gulf Areas to Wind Energy
2022-07-20 18:36:21
by Dan McCue

SOMERSET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to this small New England town, which in many ways is emblematic of the nation’s energy transition, to announce a series of measures to deal with the extreme heat now gripping... Read More

Renewable Energy
Wind Accounted for Half of All Renewable Energy Output in US in March
2022-06-03 16:39:11
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — Power generated in the United States by the wind reached 43.2 million MWh in March, accounting for nearly half of the total renewable energy output in the nation, a new analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence has... Read More

Renewable Energy
Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition
2022-05-19 20:39:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A team of Kansas State University students have won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition. Over the course of the past school year, teams from 12 colleges and universities, as well as four “learn-along” teams... Read More

Renewable Energy
California Nearly Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Milestone
2022-05-05 17:10:16
by Dan McCue

FOLSOM, Calif. – California reached a major energy milestone on April 30, coming oh so close to having 100% of its energy produced from renewable resources. It happened on a Saturday afternoon when statewide energy demand hit 18,672 MW. Shortly... Read More

Renewable Energy
GE Unveils New 3D Printer to Build Wind Turbine Towers On Site
2022-04-21 20:56:26
by Dan McCue

BERGEN, N.Y. — When it comes to wind power turbines, taller really is better. But size dramatically escalates the cost of projects while making some almost logistically impossible. Researchers at GE Renewable Energy recently came up with a solution —... Read More

Renewable Energy
Developer Wants Floating Turbines for Largest West Coast Offshore Wind Project
2022-04-15 18:57:18
by Dan McCue

SEATTLE — Trident Winds, a Seattle-based wind energy developer, has asked federal regulators to approve its plan to develop the largest offshore wind farm on the West Coast, and to allow it to use floating turbines to bring it to... Read More

Renewable Energy
Biden Administration to Lease 110K Undersea Acres for Wind Energy Development
2022-04-07 14:42:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will hold an auction on May 11 for the lease on two massive undersea tracts off the coast of the Carolinas to advance wind farm development in the area. Together the two parcels, which are... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Agency: 'Radical Action' Needed to Hit Climate Goals

BERLIN (AP) — The world must take “radical action” to shift away from fossil fuels, including investing $5.7 trillion annually in solar, wind and other forms of clean power this decade to ensure that global warming doesn’t pass dangerous thresholds,... Read More

Renewable Energy
Report: 685 MW of Wind and Solar Projects Added to US Renewable Energy Portfolio in January
2022-03-08 22:24:43
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — The United States’ capacity to generate energy from renewable resources grew by a new 685 megawatts in January thanks to the completion of one major wind farm and several solar projects, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Secretary Tours South Carolina Wind Energy Facility
2022-02-18 21:24:09
by Dan McCue

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured Clemson University’s wind turbine testing campus Thursday, part of a daylong visit to South Carolina that also included a visit with nuclear engineering students at South Carolina State University. Granholm was... Read More

Renewable Energy
Second Major Wind Farm Approved Off US Coastline
2021-12-03 22:27:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have signed off on a proposal to build a wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island. The South Fork Wind Project is the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project approved by the Bureau of Ocean... Read More

Political News
Wind Generators Faces Support and Skeptics as Government Seeks Renewable Energy
2021-10-21 21:47:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The wind drove federal lawmakers Thursday to consider whether offshore turbines should become a major new source of electricity for American consumers. As environmentalists tried to convince a congressional panel that wind energy is a cost-effective investment, detractors... Read More

Energy
Haaland Reveals Administration Plan for Massive Expansion of Offshore Wind
2021-10-13 21:42:36
by Dan McCue

BOSTON, Mass. -- Interior Secretary Deb Haaland told attendees at a wind energy conference on Wednesday that the Biden administration wants to dramatically expand the nation’s use of wind power, opening large swaths of coastal waters to wind farm development.... Read More

Energy
City of Salem Poised to Become Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Port
2021-10-04 13:37:24
by Dan McCue

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S. coast has entered into a tentative agreement with the City of Salem, Massachusetts and the Crowley Maritime Corp. to build... Read More

Energy
Port of Virginia, Dominion Energy Reach Deal to Propel Offshore Wind Industry
2021-08-26 15:55:20
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. - The Port of Virginia says it will lease a portion of its Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Dominion Energy in a bid to accelerate construction of the largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States, and ensure... Read More

Energy
White House Opens Pacific Coast to Commercial-Scale Wind Farm Development
2021-05-25 19:08:18
by Dan McCue

The Biden administration is opening up the northern and central coasts of California to the first commercial scale offshore wind farm projects in the region. The first location, called the Morro Bay 399 Area, is roughly 400 square miles off... Read More

Energy
Biden Wants to Power 10 Million Homes With Wind Energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast, saying Monday it is taking initial steps toward approving a huge wind farm off the New Jersey coast as part of an... Read More

State News
Texas Extends Tax Break That Helped Make It a Renewable Energy Powerhouse
2019-07-02 19:36:11
by Dan McCue

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a pair of bills extending a property tax abatement that helped make the state a wind and solar energy powerhouse while also providing greater transparency for the program. The extension of the tax abatement,... Read More

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