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.

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.

The cost of offshore drilling safety regulations seem low relative to the costs

Environmental Economics

In case you missed it over the holiday break: The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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.

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.

Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. "Most of the total potential offshore wind resources exist relatively close to major urban load centers, where high energy costs prevail and where opportunities for wind development on land are limited.

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.

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.

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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. Offshore turbines could find themselves all dressed up with nowhere to go.

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.

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

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. has enough offshore wind energy potential to power the country four times over.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

Sierra Club Compass

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of the legislature. The NAACP's Maryland Conference also named offshore wind as one of their top priorities this year.

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.

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.

‘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.

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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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. Offshore wind resources in the U.S.

Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. "Most of the total potential offshore wind resources exist relatively close to major urban load centers, where high energy costs prevail and where opportunities for wind development on land are limited.

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.

Sabotaged Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel Shifts Energy Attention Offshore

Green Prophet

Sabotaged Gas Pipeline : Relying on Egypt in future is doubtful. Israel’s interest in natural gas as an energy source has been written about several times on Green Prophet, beginning with the Yam Tethy gas exploration projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.

General Electric to invest in the UK’s offshore wind sector

Green (Living) Review

110m Euros and 1,900 jobs for the UK, a total of 340m Euros of investment across Europe RenewableUK: ‘Manufacturing rebirth underway’ RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, today welcomed General Electric’s announcement on investing 340 million Euros across Europe in the offshore wind sector, with a third planned for a UK based manufacturing facility.

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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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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.”

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.

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.

BWEA WELCOMES IPPR REPORT ON JOBS IN OFFSHORE WIND

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), the UK ’s leading renewable trade association, welcomed the report released on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), urging the Government to act in order for employment to be created in the offshore wind sector. Government primarily needs to act to make sure that there is a strong market for offshore wind, without which manufacturers will not be interested.

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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.

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.