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Expansion of offshore wind energy along Atlantic coast

Almost every state along the Atlantic coast — 12 out of 14 — has offshore wind potential that exceeds its current electricity needs, according to a new study. Bringing the electricity generated by offshore Atlantic wind farms ashore could help meet future electricity demand created by activities — transportation and the heating of homes and businesses … Continue reading Expansion of offshore wind energy along Atlantic coast

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New York Releases Offshore Wind Energy Master Plan

Plan outlines next steps for procuring 2,400 MW by 2030, with a likely significant benefit for New York’s economic development. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have released the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, an extensive document that highlights the state’s progress on … Continue reading New York Releases Offshore Wind Energy Master Plan

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Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

The American wind power industry expressed its thanks to leaders up and down the Atlantic Coast for advancing offshore wind projects that can create 40,000 jobs within a decade, revitalize ocean ports, and power millions of homes with clean energy. “Unlocking America’s vast offshore wind potential will reliably deliver large amounts of clean power, grow … Continue reading Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

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Cuomo’s Offshore Wind Power Master Plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo today released the state’s offshore wind master plan, which is designed to guide the development of 2.4 gigawatts by 2030, and $15 million to train people in related jobs. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said it was designed to guide the “responsible and cost-effective development” of enough power … Continue reading Cuomo’s Offshore Wind Power Master Plan

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New governor set to kick-start NJ offshore wind energy development

New Jersey looks set to expand its use of renewable energy – offshore wind in particular – under new Democratic governor Phil Murphy, who was sworn into office on January 16. The state is populous bur struggles with high electricity prices. Previous governor, Republican Chris Christie, had been criticised by renewables advocates as dragging his … Continue reading New governor set to kick-start NJ offshore wind energy development

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Cuomo: State to seek 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday said the state will seek solicitations for “at least” 800 megawatts of offshore wind power this year and next, following his call for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind in the state by 2030. The announcement, in the governor’s State of the State address, further asserts the state’s role in … Continue reading Cuomo: State to seek 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy

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US offshore wind power momentum sparks competition among state leaders, businesses

Close to 1,000 business leaders, academics, environmental specialists, and high-ranking officials from around the world gathered in New York this week for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference. The conference comes at a time when the offshore wind industry is gaining traction in the U.S., fueled by the desire of many states … Continue reading US offshore wind power momentum sparks competition among state leaders, businesses

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Statoil names New York offshore wind energy project “Empire Wind”

Empire Wind is the project name selected by Statoil for the company’s offshore wind site located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. The 79,350 acre site, secured by Statoil in a federal auction in December 2016, has the potential to generate up to 1GW of offshore wind power, making it a key … Continue reading Statoil names New York offshore wind energy project “Empire Wind”

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New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

As one of the country’s largest economies and most populous states, it was a big deal when New York state passed a 50 percent by 2030 clean energy standard last year. Today, the Empire State took the first meaningful steps toward meeting that goal: it announced a renewable energy solicitation aimed at making progress on … Continue reading New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

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New York: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind power commitment

Big news from my home state of New York this afternoon: Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for enough offshore wind development to power 1.25 million homes. While delivering his state-of-the-state address, the governor also asked the Long Island Power Authority to approve a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island, which would generate … Continue reading New York: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind power commitment

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Senvion announces 15 year ISP extensions for 95 wind turbines in US

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded agreements for the fifteen year extension of operations and maintenance contracts for 95 wind turbines across two wind farms in the US with EverPower. Combined, the wind farms have a rated output of 194 megawatts (MW) of energy, producing enough to power over 125,000 homes. … Continue reading Senvion announces 15 year ISP extensions for 95 wind turbines in US

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A potential offshore wind energy site in New York just fetched a record bid

  Offshore wind developers really wanted this one. After 33 rounds of bidding and a final $42.5 million price tag, Statoil won the rights to develop an offshore wind farm off the southern coast of Long Island. Late last week, over a two-day bidding war, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean … Continue reading A potential offshore wind energy site in New York just fetched a record bid

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U.S. Sets Aside 80,000 Acres Offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced that nearly 80,000 acres offshore New York will be offered in a December 15 commercial lease sale, with 14 qualified wind-energy developers expected to participate. There is six offshore wind projects valued at $6.7 billion in the Northeast region and six projects valued at $11 … Continue reading U.S. Sets Aside 80,000 Acres Offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

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Offshore wind energy near the Big Apple draws intense bidding

An auction for the rights to develop a wind farm in federal waters starting 12 miles off Long Island, N.Y., shattered records today. After 33 rounds and more than a day of bidding, Statoil emerged as the winner with a bid of nearly $42.5 million. “New York has shown the promise of offshore wind power … Continue reading Offshore wind energy near the Big Apple draws intense bidding

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NYSERDA to measure wind speed and ocean waves in pre-development of offshore wind power area

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) took another step to advance offshore wind development off the coast of Long Island by seeking comments on a draft plan to measure wind speed and ocean waves at the federal ocean site on which it plans to bid on December 15. Offshore wind is … Continue reading NYSERDA to measure wind speed and ocean waves in pre-development of offshore wind power area

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Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

The third-largest state economy in the United States will soon run obtain half of its electricity needs from renewable energy thanks to a new measure approved by the New York Public Service commission Monday. The Empire State’s new Clean Energy Standard will diversify the state’s electricity by requiring utilities and other energy suppliers to procure … Continue reading Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

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New York planning massive offshore wind farm

The Long Island Power Authority‘s (LIPA) board of directors will meet July 20 to approve Deepwater Wind‘s 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm, according to Politico. Turbines would be placed 30 miles offshore—over the horizon and out of sight from land—and could provide energy to Long Island customers by the end of 2022. “This is the first … Continue reading New York planning massive offshore wind farm

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Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

New York has some of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting carbon pollution by 80 percent in the coming decades, while the state is currently designing a 50 percent clean energy standard. To meet these targets, the Empire State will need to substantially increase its renewable … Continue reading Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

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Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York’s clean energy economy, address climate change, strengthen resiliency in the face of extreme weather and lower energy bills for New Yorkers starting this year. Additionally, the … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

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Wind power in New York: Gamesa wind turbines for a wind farm in New York

Gamesa, a technological leader in the worldwide wind industry, continues to strengthen its presence in the United States, having been awarded a new contract1 for the supply of 37 Gamesa’s G114-2.1 MW (78 MW) for a wind farm project located in the state of New York. Under the terms of the contract signed, Gamesa will … Continue reading Wind power in New York: Gamesa wind turbines for a wind farm in New York

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