December 3, 2023

Empire Wind

BOEM Approves Empire Wind
Empire Wind is the sixth commercial-scale offshore wind farm to receive approval from the federal government following BOEM's approval.
NY Rejects Inflation Adjustment for Renewable Projects

New York rejects inflation adjustment requests for 90 planned wind and solar projects that total more than 12 GW of capacity and constitute much of the state’s contracted clean energy pipeline.

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Empire Wind
Federal regulators have completed their environmental analysis of plans for Empire Wind, finding potentially significant impact to the fishing industry.
‘What Did We Do to Deserve This?’
Residents at an information session on a proposed OSW transmission line landing on Long Island were frustrated by officials' frequent lack of answers.
South Fork Wind
NY OSW Proposal Advances After Revisions
Sunrise Wind cleared a significant regulatory hurdle after the New York PSC approved a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need.
Fund Created to Develop NY Offshore Wind Ecosystem
Equinor and bp have created a fund to help pay for workforce development and support community-empowerment aspects of New York’s nascent offshore wind industry.
Acoustic Study to Protect Whales Extended at Empire Wind Site
A marine acoustic study underway in the Empire Wind project lease area will be extended through 2028.
Empire Wind
NY Offshore Wind Transmission Project Draws No Residential Comment
The first offshore transmission project in New York will run from Empire Wind 1 right under Brooklyn streets — and drew no comment from local residents.
Baker Backs Bill to Eliminate Massachusetts OSW Price Cap
Sen. Mike Barrett is concerned that removing the OSW procurement price cap would open Massachusetts to higher project prices seen in neighboring states.
New York City Unveils 15-year, $191M OSW Plan
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a 15-year, $191 million plan to make the city a manufacturing and staging center for the offshore wind industry.

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