U.S. Offshore Wind Potential 4,150 GW

Wind Power Ninja

Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it is suggested that there is 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind turbine nameplate capacity from offshore wind resources around the United States. The NREL said that the “potential electric generating capacity was calculated from the total offshore area within 50 nautical miles of shore, in areas where average annual wind speeds are at least 7 meters per second at a height of 90 meters.

Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Wind Power Ninja

Germany’s first offshore wind farm was made operational today, 45 kilometers off the coast in the North Sea. Wind Power News germany offshore wind farmThis new, green spectacle of German engineering has 12 turbines producing energy for 50,000 households. The turbines, each 150 meters high, produce 12 megawatts of power and the total cost of the project was $361.01 million, the consortium of energy companies that built the wind farm reported.

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Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

In a nice moment of serendipity, my review copy of Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast by Steve N.G. Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast is designed to be a quick, handy resource for use on whale watching and one-day pelagic trips. Only the Offshore guide indicates that it is rare in spring. I found Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast to be a well-designed, concisely written, and smartly illustrated quick reference guide.

Offshore Wind Energy Could Power 14 Million American Homes If.

Sierra Club Compass

Along with acting quickly to renew these investments for a cleaner energy economy, Congress must also act to incentivize offshore wind energy development if it has America's best interests in mind.   The development of offshore wind will dramatically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and make a significant impact in acting against global climate change. Investing in offshore wind would result in huge payoffs: according to the Department of Energy, the U.S.

Radar breakthrough for offshore wind

Green (Living) Review

This new system will enable the MoD to lift its current objections to five offshore wind farms which represent £7bn of investment and stand to deliver more than 3,000MW of wind energy, enough capacity to power 1.7 The full costs for the acquisition of the radar system have not been disclosed, though these have been jointly met by Government and wind energy companies seeking to construct the offshore wind farms in the Greater Wash.

Offshore Sea Life: East Coast, Birds of Pennsylvania, & Texas Birds: Three Books, Three Reviews

10,000 Birds

First up is Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast by Steve N. Sullivan, a counterpart to Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast published last June. As the authors state, Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast is not a replacement for a field guide; it is a convenient, inexpensive, expert-authored guide that will add value to pelagic voyages, both for its concise identification expertise and its coverage of marine species beyond birds. It’s time for some short book reviews.

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

Wind Power Ninja

Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones.

OFFSHORE ENERGY – THE FINAL FRONTIER

Green (Living) Review

Two BWEA reports set timetable and costs for deployment of offshore wind energy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy trade association, is today launching two key reports, UK Offshore Wind: Staying on Track and Offshore Wind: Charting the Right Course, at the Offshore 09 Conference, the UK ’s largest dedicated offshore wind energy event, that has taken place at the QE2 Centre in Westminster.

UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

· European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9 million EU homes · 19 gigawatts consented in EU waters, sufficient to power 14 European capital cities Latest offshore wind statistics, released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.

Extensions to offshore zones prove sector strength

Green (Living) Review

The Crown Estate announces 2 gigawatts (GW) of extensions to offshore Round 1 and Round 2 sites RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, endorsed today’s announcement by The Crown Estate on extending Round 1 and Round 2 offshore wind farm sites as further evidence of the viability and strength of the UK’s pioneering offshore wind programme. The zone extensions show the offshore revolution is well under way,’ commented Madigan.

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GE Announces Major European Offshore Wind Expansion

Green (Living) Review

Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for cleaner, renewable energy and has a bright future here in Europe,” said Ferdinando (Nani) Beccalli-Falco, president and CEO of GE International. These investments will position us to help develop Europe’s vast, untapped offshore wind resources, while also creating new jobs for both GE and our suppliers.” United Kingdom GE plans to establish its offshore wind turbine manufacturing in the United Kingdom.

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Smart money for offshore wind ports

Green (Living) Review

Government commended for taking on board industry concerns ‘Green’ bank must be catalyst, not niche lender RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy association, commended two key green industry measures in the recent Budget: money for ports which service the UK’s burgeoning offshore sector and the founding of a ‘Green’ bank, funding growth of renewable technologies.

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DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More.

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Dithering in Doha » DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More. Yesterday the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a major investment in offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf, and East Coast. These grants represent a major boost for the offshore wind industry and will help innovative, pioneering technologies become commercially viable. Offshore wind resources in the U.S. An offshore wind industry could support.

Mediterranean Agency Could Avert Offshore Marine Disasters

Green Prophet

As Israel ramps up offshore drilling for natural gas , advocates are eyeing a system that would prevent these disasters on their own coast. As Israeli rigs start drilling for natural gas, a new disaster prevention agency is proposed to avert another BP-Florida Gulf disaster. Environmentalists have proposed a new government body that might head off ecological catastrophes on Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

RenewableUK welcomes latest entrant to the offshore wind turbine market

Green (Living) Review

Vote of confidence in offshore wind sector as Vestas biggest ever turbine unveiled in London Construction begins next year – production expected in 2015 Massive prototype blades to be constructed in UK The UK’s offshore turbine market received a boost today with the announcement by the Danish manufacturer Vestas that a prototype 7MW turbine is to be tested next year. We expect the major part of offshore wind development to happen in the northern part of Europe.”

UK approves world's biggest offshore windfarm project

Green Blog

Plans to build the world’s biggest offshore windfarm has just been approved by the UK’s energy secretary. The massive offshore windfarm, named the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck project, will be located around 130 km off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It will actually comprise of two offshore wind farms (Creyke Beck A and B.) The offshore wind project is also expected to boost the local economy.

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind Turbine. 28, 2013 3:07 AM PST Tweet "Jack-up" ships like this are needed to drive massive offshore wind turbines into the seafloor. Despite massive growth of the offshore wind industry in Europe, a blossoming array of land-based wind turbines stateside, and plenty of wind to spare, the United States has yet to sink even one turbine in the ocean. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

Google’s Offshore Windmills

Green Blog

Now Google is embarking on another effort in sustainability with offshore windmills to power their company. offshore wind farm in full operation. Many of us have heard of Google’s sustainability efforts; from green data center and offices to bringing in goats to chew down the grass on their corporate campus. There is enormous potential in renewable energy that can meet our current and future needs.

Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. T here is as much wind power potential (900,000 megawatts) off our coasts as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States combined, according to a new report entitled, A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States, sponsored by the U.S. ” Finding: Offshore wind is a good source of needed electricity for New England.

EU Offshore Wind Growing Despite Economy

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite some economic woes, offshore wind in Europe is still continuing to grow. As of the end of June 2011, the European Union had a total offshore wind capacity of 3,294 megawatts. Overall, nine European countries currently have offshore wind energy generated in their waters. A total of 101 offshore wind turbines have been installed in the first six months, contributing approximately 348 megawatts of energy.

‘Cape Spin’ Offshore Wind Farm Doc Airs Tonight

Eccorazzi

The documentary “Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle,” which takes a look at what would have been the United States’ first offshore wind farm (Cape Wind), airs tonight on KCETLink. The Read More The post ‘Cape Spin’ Offshore Wind Farm Doc Airs Tonight appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Offshore wind farms may slow down hurricanes, study shows

Green (Living) Review

The findings, published online in Nature Climate Change, show that offshore wind turbines could reduce hurricanes'' wind speeds, wave heights and flood-causing storm surge -- acting as a buffer between coastal cities and the possible damaging effects of a hurricane. Wind turbines generate renewable electricity, but new research shows they could have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before they make landfall.

France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The field of offshore wind energy is growing and despite its infancy, many nations are benefiting from the energy as a major source of clean electricity. Currently Britain has the greatest installed offshore wind capacity, with approximately 2,000 megawatts already installed. Other nations are boosting their offshore wind energy focus and are chasing Britain, however, many lag behind. Overall France seeks to increase offshore wind energy to a total of 6 gigawatts by 2020.

Spain Approves Offshore Wind Power

Wind Power Ninja

Spain is truly an international leader in the development of renewable energy and already produce the third most wind energy in the world and the second most solar energy. Despite this, Spain’s massive coastline has remained untapped as a wind energy resource, until now.

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Study: Offshore Wind Energy Capable Of Powering East Coast

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite this, the country has yet to establish their first offshore wind farm, making them decades behind some European nations. After receiving governmental approval and the first federal leases for offshore wind in 2010, the Cape Wind farm is waiting to be built. remains without offshore wind energy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory determined that the best locations for establishing offshore wind in the country is on the northeast and northwest coastlines.

Israel Readies Offshore Natural Gas Pipeline

Green Prophet

The offshore natural gas fields have been the target of ongoing border disputes with neighboring Lebanon , whose Hezbollah influenced government submitted maps to the UN in an effort to substantiate its claim to some of the gas fields that Israel is now developing. The threat of sabotage or outright terror attacks on an offshore gas pipeline from Israel to these gas wells is a problem that is definitely one to be concerned about by Israeli security officials.

Record year for European offshore wind, UK leads the sector

Green (Living) Review

UK has half of newly installed European offshore wind farms in first half of 2010 European total approaches 2.5 gigawatts, a threefold increase since 2006 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable UK, the trade association for wind and marine energy - Britain’s fastest growing green energy sectors – welcomed today’s announcement from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) that European offshore wind capacity in 2010 has grown faster than in the same period in 2009.

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Upcoming: Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition in October

Sierra Club Compass

We're big fans - and we're excited to be sponsoring the American Wind Energy Association's upcoming Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition this October in Providence, Rhode Island. We're particularly excited for the potential of offshore wind. has up to 4,000 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind along our coasts and the Great Lakes - four times as much as the capacity of every U.S. Wind energy?

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South Korea Building 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm

Wind Power Ninja

South Korea is getting into the wind power game with a bold, 2.5 GW project will cost about $8.2 billion to build. The wind farm will be built off the southwestern coast of South Korea will include about 500 turbines and is expected to be completed by 2019. Companies like Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering are constructing the turbines. The government is paying for most of it, but private investors will need to finance the remainder.

Report states how to build a UK offshore wind powerhouse

Green (Living) Review

· RenewableUK’s ‘Building an Industry’ report released · Government must act now and commit to the £60m offshore wind infrastructure competition to ensure key port infrastructure upgrades will go ahead as a key requirement to attracting manufacturing jobs · Government in conjunction with industry needs to agree a realistic target for delivery if sector is not to lose opportunity to create at least 45,000 jobs · Report identifies market stability is key to industrial development.

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New Obama Offshore Oil Plan Sacrifices Polar Bear Habitat

Green (Living) Review

WASHINGTON, DC: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday issued a revised offshore oil plan that will allow drilling in the heart of polar bear habitat in Alaska. Salazar’s announcement, which came in response to a previous court ruling, finalized a revised 2007-2012 nationwide offshore oil leasing plan. The Center for Biological Diversity and other organizations filed a court challenge to the 2007-2012 offshore oil leasing plan issued by the Bush administration.

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Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. T here is as much wind power potential (900,000 megawatts) off our coasts as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States combined, according to a new report entitled, A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States, sponsored by the U.S. ” Finding: Offshore wind is a good source of needed electricity for New England.

Energy Storage Device For Offshore Wind Energy Tested

Eco Friendly Daily

Massive offshore wind projects are planned and expected to become commonplace across the globe. As offshore wind advances, an increase in energy generation is expected with an increased need for excess energy storage. The Energy Bag is expected to be more cost efficient than other methods of storage for excess energy from offshore wind turbines.

Greenpeace: Obama must shelve Arctic drilling plans, call for offshore moratorium

Green Blog

In light of the ongoing offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Greenpeace is demanding that President Barack Obama cancels Arctic drilling plans and calls for an offshore moratorium. Reuters also reports that: “The spill has also forced Obama to suspend politically sensitive plans to expand offshore oil drilling, unveiled last month partly to woo Republican support for climate legislation, one of the U.S.

Seals discover offshore wind farms are all-you-can-eat seafood buffets

Green (Living) Review

The “Kiss from a Rose” singer has been soaking in the North Sea sun as he frolics amongst the offshore wind farms. Looking to catch up with legendary British pop sensation and noted beach ball enthusiast Seal?The According to the Christian Science Monitor , the four-time Grammy-award-winning, semiterrestrial mammal is drawn by the ample fish provided by these artificial reefs. Editor’s note: Not Seal , Meyer, seals. Remind me again, how did you get this job?

Sabotaged Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel Shifts Energy Attention Offshore

Green Prophet

With the second sabotage of the natural gas pipeline between Egypt, Israel and Jordan, a few days ago, from which Israel has been receiving 40% of its natural gas supplies, more attention is now being shifted to the offshore drilling projects being carried out by companies such as Noble Energy and Tshuva’s Delek Group. Sabotaged Gas Pipeline : Relying on Egypt in future is doubtful.

Greek Cyprus Fearful Over Offshore Gas Well Drilling

Green Prophet

Southern Cyprus had originally entered into drilling agreements with the American offshore drilling company Noble Energy Inc , the same company that is now partnering with Israeli energy companies like Delek Energy, headed by Israeli Billionaire tycoon Yitshak Tshuva. Tshuva’s Yam Tethys Gas Company was one of the first regional players to team up with Noble Energy to drill offshore natural gas wells in the eastern Mediterranean in projects that have now been ongoing since 2009.

Israel’s Offshore Natural Gas Good to Burn for 150 Years – If Handled Wisely

Green Prophet

Israel Readies Offshore Natural Gas Pipeline. Greek Cyprus Fearful Over Offshore Gas Well Drilling. Sabotaged Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel Shifts Attention Offshore. Drilling for natural gas is one thing, but getting it safely ashore with terror elements in the region is another.

Offshore crescent-shaped moons and modular land buildings for futuristic metropolis

Green Prophet

Luca Curci architects have designed a concept for a futuristic metropolis in the United Arab Emirates that is comprised of modular “organic” buildings on land and offshore crescent-shaped “moons.” ” Long time Green Prophet readers will know that Dubai and other Gulf nations have a thing for artificial islands , despite the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates how their construction is not conducive to healthy marine environments.

UK stands to become global centre of excellence in offshore wind research

Green (Living) Review

The four test sites, two in England and two in Scotland, will allow manufacturers to test ‘next generation’ wind turbines that will drive down the cost of offshore wind and facilitate the expansion of the offshore industry. Peter Madigan, Head of Offshore Renewables at RenewableUK said: “The UK is already a world-leader in terms of offshore wind deployed and the amount of projects in the pipeline.

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Offshore Wind Energy Likely Coming To Great Lakes

Eco Friendly Daily

Offshore wind has been slow in progressing in the United States, so slow in fact that there is currently no offshore wind installations in the country. Numerous East Coast states are competing to be the first to claim offshore wind. However, as that race continues without a clear winner in sight, states surrounding the Great Lakes have begun the process of bringing offshore wind to the region.

U.S. Still Not Tapping Into Major Offshore Wind Potential

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States continues to struggle to launch their offshore wind sector. It has taken years to get the Cape Wind project off of Massachusetts, expected to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, to be finalized and approved, only to have it meet continual legal battles. Despite the slow establishment of the offshore wind sector, the U.S. essentially could generate four times as much necessary energy to run the country with offshore wind alone.

Germany Opens First Offshore Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

However, the nation had yet to open an offshore wind farm despite other nations in Europe having done the same. Both Great Britain and Denmark are well grounded in the offshore wind farm sector, each of them having hundreds of megawatts of energy coming from turbines at sea. Despite taking ten years to work around political and monetary issues, the first offshore wind farm in Germany officially opened recently.