Government Policy & Regulation

Cape Wind Associates Denied a Request to Extend Permit for Power Lines

Source/Sponsor: 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board
Creator/Author: 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board
Description: 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board denied a permit extension to Cape Wind Associates for two power lines for its proposed offshore wind farm. The "tentative decision" was based on the improbablity of Cape Wind Associates' ability to start construction by mid-2017.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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BOEM Approves Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of the first wind energy Research Activities Plan (RAP) for a facility to be located in U.S. federal waters.
 
Last year, BOEM awarded a research lease to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Virginia. Today’s action clears the way for the installation and operation of two 6-megawatt (MW) turbines and associated cabling to shore, pending final engineering review of the project. The electricity generated by these turbines could power 3,000 homes. 
 
More information about the project can be found at www.boem.gov/VOWTAP/.
 
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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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BOEM Reviews Proposal for Wind Energy Project Offshore California

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced its first step toward potential leasing for commercial wind energy development in federal waters offshore California. BOEM has completed an initial review of an unsolicited lease request from Trident Winds, LLC (Trident Winds) for a floating wind energy project offshore Morro Bay, California, deemed the request complete, and will soon issue a Federal Register Notice to determine if there is competitive interest in the area.

More information is available at www.boem.gov/california/.

 

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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2016
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BOEM Accepts Lease Request for Hawaii Offshore Wind Project

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

BOEM has accepted a 400-megawatt project lease for a $1.6 billion offshore wind farm 10 miles southeast of Barbers Point in West Oahu. A full report by BOEM on activities in Hawaii can be found here.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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NJ Senate Bill S988 passes

Source/Sponsor: 
Sen. Bob Smith, Sen. Jim Whelan
Creator/Author: 
Sen. Bob Smith, Sen. Jim Whelan
Description: 

The bill instructs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to open a new window for applications for small offshore wind projects off the coast of Atlantic City. This would require the BPU to again review the Fishermen's Energy project. Approval is still required from Governonr Chris Christie.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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New Jersey Governor Vetoes S2711

Source/Sponsor: 
UtilityDive
Creator/Author: 
Herman K. Trabish
Description: 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that called for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to reconsider applications for smaller offshore wind projects, including the proposed 25 MW, $200 million Fishermen's Energy project.

 

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment - Fisherman's Atlantic City Windfarm

Source/Sponsor: 
Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
Department of Energy
Description: 

The Department of Energy's final Environmental Assessment found that the construction and operation of wind turbine generators off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J. would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment as defined by the National Environmental Policy Act. A pdf of the EA can be found here (49.9 MB).

 

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm project cleared by DOE

Source/Sponsor: 
Renewable Energy World
Creator/Author: 
Barry Caswell
Description: 

The Department of Energy issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and the final Environmental Assessment of Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm project. The full article is here.

Publication Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016
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American Clean Energy Investment Act of 2015

Source/Sponsor: 
Sens. Sanders, Berkley and Markey
Creator/Author: 
Sens. Sanders, Berkley and Markey
Description: 
The act Permanently extends the Investment Tax Credit for advanced clean energy property, and expands the 30% credit to offshore wind facilities.
 
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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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BOEM Extension of Site Assessment Term in Nov., 2012 Bluewater Wind Delaware lease.

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

On November 16, 2012, a lease was executed with Bluewater Wind Delaware. The lease was amended on October 3, 2014 to extend the site assessment term to 7 years from 5 years.

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Friday, October 3, 2014
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