November 28, 2023

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

FERC Optimistic About Energy Markets This Winter
Higher-than-average temperatures in the U.S. could reduce electricity and natural gas demand and help prevent shortfalls this winter, FERC staff said in the commission's Winter Energy Market and Electric Reliability Assessment.
NJ Offshore Wind Projects Face Whale Protection Measures
Initiatives to protect marine life, specifically whales in one case, will shape development of New Jersey offshore wind projects as developers face rising public concern.
Report: Planned OSW Fisheries Impact Studies Fall Short
Scientists say offshore wind developers' planned studies won't plug gap in fisheries data.
NJ Legislators Probing Whale Deaths Hear No Clear-cut Conclusions
Mammal experts told a New Jersey legislative committee they've found no evidence recent whale deaths are related to offshore wind project testing.
Report Flags Gaps in Scientific Knowledge of OSW Effects
A report by two federal agencies and a fishing industry group identified major gaps in the understanding of offshore wind’s impact on marine ecosystems.
Surfside Foods LLC
Rutgers Study: OSW Projects Will Hurt Fishing Revenue
Offshore wind projects on the East Coast could cut revenue in the $30 million surfclam industry by 3% to 15%, a new study says.
FERC: Mild Winter Ahead, but Severe Weather Risk Remains
A new report from FERC says the U.S. energy market seems ready for the winter months but warned that the risks of extreme weather are still a major factor.
City and County of Honolulu
Trees, Composting Key to Capturing CO2, Hawaii Task Force Hears
Hawaii's GHG Sequestration Task Force met with state and nonprofit organizations to discuss how their projects fit into the state's sustainability plan.
Feds Look at Fishery Habitat Protection for South Fork OSW Project
Federal regulators recommended the 132-MW South Fork offshore wind protect fishery habitat by reducing the number of planned turbine locations.
‘Whole-of-government’ Approach Boosts 30×30 OSW Goal
The Biden administration is taking a whole-of-government approach to meeting its goal to deploy 30 GW of OSW by 2030, a top federal energy official said.

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