April 21, 2024

Interior Department

Feds Cut Renewable Costs, Boost Fossil Costs on Public Land
The federal government has finalized rules that will decrease the cost of siting renewable energy generation on public land and increase the cost of leasing it for oil and gas development.
BOEM Approves Avangrid’s New England Wind OSW Project
BOEM has issued its final Record of Decision ROD approving Avangrid Renewables’ New England Wind project, marking a major milestone for the proposed offshore wind project.
BOEM Approves NY’s Sunrise Wind OSW Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved the Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm, a 924-MW project that could power 320,000 New York homes.
BOEM Proposes Second OSW Auction in Gulf of Mexico
The federal government is teeing up a second wind energy auction in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dominion Energy
Opponents Sue to Halt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind
A federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of Dominion Energy's offshore wind farm because of its potential impact on whales.
Lithium Americas
LPO Announces $2.26B Loan to Nevada Lithium Processing Plant
With site preparation now complete, Lithium Americas is estimating a three-year construction period at Thacker Pass, with the mine and plant producing at full capacity in 2028.
BOEM Designates Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Area
Federal regulators have finalized their proposed wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine. 
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ACORE Panel: IRA is Safe, but Trump Could Decimate DOE

The best way to defend the Inflation Reduction Act could be to stop mentioning the law and focus on its benefits, speakers told the ACORE Policy Forum

BOEM Issues Environmental Study of Park City, Commonwealth Plans
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed the environmental impact assessment of the proposed Park City and Commonwealth offshore wind proposals.
BOEM Designates Wind Energy Areas off Oregon Coast
Federal regulators have finalized two Oregon wind energy areas they hope someday will host floating wind turbines with a combined capacity of up to 2.4 GW.

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