Aeolus Energy Planning Jones Act-Compliant Fleet of Offshore Wind Vessels

Orlando-based Aeolus Energy has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilding group Ulstein to design the first Jones Act compliant service vessel for the budding U.S. offshore wind market. Aeolus says the purpose-built vessel, known in the industry as a Service Operations Vessel (SOV), will be the first among a fleet of vessels to support the full scope of offshore wind … [Read more...]

New Jersey Edges Toward Offshore Wind

By Brian Eckhouse and Romy Varghese (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey is taking a step closer to erecting wind turbines off the coast of some of its most storied beaches. State regulators are about to consider Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed solicitation for 1.1 gigawatts of offshore-wind farms. The process will begin Sept. 17, subject to approval by the state’s Board of Public … [Read more...]

Trump Effort to Lift U.S. Offshore Wind Sector Sparks Interest from Europe

By Nichola Groom July 5 (Reuters) - The Trump administration wants to fire up development of the U.S. offshore wind industry by streamlining permitting and carving out vast areas off the coast for leasing - part of its 'America First' policy to boost domestic energy production and jobs. The Europeans have taken note. The drive to open America's offshore wind industry … [Read more...]

House Set to Debate Offshore Wind Energy Bills in U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. House committee will kick off debate next week on three new bills aimed at boosting offshore wind energy leases in federal waters. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on Tuesday on three bipartisan offshore wind proposals. One proposal would require the Interior Department to develop a leasing … [Read more...]