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First Offshore Wind Farm in the United States Begins Construction

August 14, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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United States Offshore Wind

In July, American offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, installed the first foundation for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island.[read more]

Europe Launches Offshore Wind Power Bonanza

August 10, 2015 by Katherine Tweed
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Europe and Wind

Nearly 130 gigawatts of installed wind power accounted for more than 8 percent of Europe’s electricity demand in 2014. That figure might not seem particularly large, especially since renewable energy accounted for 78 percent of Germany’s power consumption one afternoon in late July.[read more]

SunEdison Makes a ($2.2 Billion) Deal, Offshore Wind Breaks Water

July 29, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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Energy News

 

This week, one AEE Member company dominated the news cycle with a major acquisition, HP joined the trend toward advanced energy-run data centers, and the American offshore wind energy industry is finally off the ground (and in the water).[read more]

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Europe Keeps Putting More Wind on the Grid: Denmark Blows Past 40 Percent Wind Power, Germany and United Kingdom Approach 10 Percent

May 27, 2015 by Matt Roney
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Offshore Wind Power in Europe

In January 2014, Denmark’s wind electricity output was enough to meet an astonishing 62 percent of its electricity demand. By 2016, wind will be Denmark’s cheapest source of electricity, according to a government report, costing half as much as new coal- or natural gas-fired generation.[read more]

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Offshore Wind Power

March 6, 2015 by Maria Robinson

Offshore Wind

Offshore wind turbines are located on bodies of water where there is access to stronger wind resources than are typically available on land. These turbines convert the kinetic energy of the wind to electricity with no greenhouse gas emissions. Generally, these turbines are fixed directly to the sea floor.[read more]

New Technology Critical to Future of Offshore Wind Energy

February 10, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Offshore Wind and New Tech

Germany’s Siemens has handed over the first of a total of five commissioned North Sea grid connections, the BorWin2 offshore platform, to its customer TenneT, a German-Dutch transmission grid operator, for immediate commercial operation.[read more]

Cape Wind Loses Power Contracts, Becomes Victim of Class Warfare

January 9, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Nearly a decade and a half after it was first proposed, America's first commercial offshore wind project, Cape Wind, could be on its last legs. Recently, National Grid and NSTAR, companies that agreed to buy electricity from Cape Wind, said they were scrapping their power purchase agreements with the developer.[read more]

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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Offshore Wind

October 28, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Costs of Offshore Wind Energy

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of offshore wind energy. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

Get Ready, Get Set, Go: Offshore Wind in the USA

October 24, 2014 by Lexie Briggs
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US Offshore Wind

Everybody, hold onto your hats. The moment that so many of us have long been waiting for may have actually, finally arrived – or, well, it’s not very far off now. American offshore wind is on the horizon, figuratively and literally, and it is approaching fast.[read more]

Policies Can Move Offshore Wind Energy Off Of Drawing Boards And Into The Water, New DOE Report Says

September 5, 2014 by Kit Kennedy
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Renewables Policies

Could the United States go from being nowhere on offshore shore wind power to having over a dozen projects built over the next five to seven years? That’s a very real possibility, according to a report just released by the U.S. Department of Energy.[read more]

Strong Federal Endorsement Could Spur First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm to Begin Construction This Year

July 6, 2014 by Kit Kennedy
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Federal Wind Project Support

News out from the federal Department of Energy suggests a promising future for U.S. offshore wind power. The agency announced it is backing the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts—long expected to be the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm—with a $150 million loan guarantee.[read more]

DOE Offers First Offshore Wind Loan Guarantee

July 4, 2014 by Tom Carlson

DoE and Offshore Wind Loans

The Department of Energy made a provisional commitment to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Massachusetts. With that pledge, Cape Wind will have raised nearly 60 percent of the estimated $2.5 billion it needs to build what could be the nation’s first offshore wind farm.[read more]

Court Rules for Cape Wind, Ending a Decade of Failed Opposition

March 20, 2014 by Lewis Milford
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If you are an environmental lawyer, there is nothing more deflating than reading a judge's decision that clinically rejects all your best arguments. But this time, it is that kick-in-the-stomach feeling that the lawyers for the opponents of the Cape Wind must have felt when they read Judge Walton's decision last Friday.[read more]

Offshore Wind Advances and Cleantech Investment Opportunities [VIDEO]

June 7, 2013 by Herman Trabish

US offshore wind energy

The first floating wind turbine in U.S. waters was towed into the Atlantic over the weekend, and it might be a big new greentech investment opportunity.[read more]

Offshore Drilling in Virginia Threatens Economy, Environment, and Naval Operations

May 27, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Naval exercises near Norfolk

 

Virginia’s leaders should instead look to a proven source of homegrown energy development that will create new jobs without jeopardizing current ones or contributing to our nation’s unsustainable thirst for climate-altering fossil fuels.[read more]