July 13, 2024

Deb Haaland

BOEM Approves NJ’s Atlantic Shores OSW Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has given the go-ahead to New Jersey’s foremost offshore wind project, the 1,510-MW Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. 
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IPF24: Offshore Wind Sector Leaders Emphasize Tailwinds
The headline session of the 2024 International Partnering Forum veered heavily toward celebration and optimism for the U.S. offshore wind energy sector.
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Interior Announces Updated OSW Regs, Auction Schedule at IPF24
The Department of Interior has set a new five-year schedule for as many as a dozen new offshore wind energy lease auctions and finalized an update of its regulations for renewable energy development in U.S. waters. 
First Large US Offshore Wind Farm Complete
All of South Fork Wind’s turbines are sending electricity to the New York power grid.
BLM Holds Record-breaking Solar Auction in Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management auctioned four parcels in the Amargosa Desert in southern Nevada for solar development, raising a record-breaking $105 million.
TransWest Express
TransWest Express Transmission Line Breaks Ground
Developers held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the TransWest Express line, intended to carry 3 GW of wind power from Wyoming to California.
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Western States Agree on Plan to Sustain Colorado River Flows
Governors of California, Arizona and Nevada have agreed to a three-year water conservation plan aimed at protecting the drought-stricken Colorado River system.
Principle Power
BOEM Sets California Offshore Wind Auction Date
BOEM plans to hold the West Coast's first offshore wind auction Dec. 6, a major milestone in developing the first floating wind platforms in the U.S.
Interior to Cut Rent for Clean Energy Projects on Public Land
Developers looking to build projects on public land may soon see the rent and fees they have to pay drop by more than half, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said.
DOE to Tackle Tx Siting, Financing, Permitting in Better Grid Initiative
DOE announced the launch of the Building a Better Grid Initiative, aimed at building out long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines.

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