U.S. offshore wind
Statoil North America, a company that has been experimenting with offshore wind projects in Norway, is being assessed for a similar project in Maine b
U.S. Department of Interior announced its "Smart from the Start" offshore wind energy initiative has cleared an environmental review and is moving forward.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new guidelines governing utility- and community-scale wind energy project permitting on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands.
Deepwater Wind has recently proposed an off-shore 1,000 MW wind farm that would connect to the power grids of both New England and New York.
The last regulatory hurdle for the start of construction of the first U.S. offshore wind project was overcome today with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with National Grid to buy half of Cape Wind's energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.
It has taken eight years to bring the vision and ideas to fruition but today marks another milestone in the development of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm.
The New York Power Authority is currently reviewing five applications to build an offshore wind farm in Lake Ontario or Lake Erie.