Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW)
Federal regulators have approved the nation’s fifth and so far largest utility-scale offshore wind farm: the 2.6-GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
The plan offered by the Business Network for Offshore Wind calls for spending $36 billion on a network of up to 119 ports nationwide.
In a move expected to boost offshore wind development, the California legislature passed a bill that would give the state authority to buy certain types of clean energy.
An offshore wind advocacy group is calling for greater collaboration among the developers and researchers who are shaping the industry as it takes hold in the U.S.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind lists recent achievements for young U.S. industry and is optimistic despite near-term challenges.
Building public support for clean energy projects will require shorter timelines and increased community engagement, experts told industry participants.
Three recent reports note that while the U.S. offshore wind sector is growing rapidly, the ever-larger turbines being installed present technical and reliability challenges.
With hours to go until the end of their legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a law committing the state to developing 8.5 GW of offshore wind by 2031.
Offshore wind will produce thousands of megawatts of electric power, way more than the onshore transmission system is currently able to absorb, an expert says.
With major projects being completed this year, OSW is poised to become a major source of electricity and good jobs, panelists at a BNOW conference said.
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