Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore Environments

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A Texas A&M team has developed a concept that could decrease the cost and time it takes to install offshore wind turbines. Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore Environments

Gulf coast oil workers are building America’s offshore wind industry

A Greener Life

More than a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Gulf Coast oil workers are transitioning into offshore wind. Offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico weren’t designed to handle that sort of load. I was fully enamored by offshore wind,” he said.

Has offshore wind’s moment finally arrived?

AGreenLiving

Has offshore wind’s moment finally arrived? The era of American offshore wind finally may be coming to its shores. This week, the Biden administration backed the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States: an 800-megawatt project planned off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. “The technological advances, falling costs, increased interest and the tremendous economic potential make offshore wind a really promising avenue.”

Biden administration plans for offshore wind near California

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The Biden administration has struck a deal with the Department of Defense to open the California coast to wind power exploration

Scandinavia’s largest wind farm has opened

A Greener Life

Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. Kriegers Flak, the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia , has been opened by the Swedish energy giant Vattenfall. Denmark electricity energy Kriegers Flak Offshore wind Vattenfall wind powerBy Anders Lorenzen.

Analysis: Biden’s big push for offshore wind

A Greener Life

The Block Island wind offshore wind farm. US’s President Biden continues to drive forward his ambitious climate agenda by launching an ambitious offshore wind strategy. analysis energy US US politics green jobs offshore wind power renewable energy wind power

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.

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.

Biden pushes to expand offshore wind energy

AGreenLiving

Eventually, the Biden administration envisions the offshore wind industry operating all along the east and west coasts and the Gulf of Mexico. Biden pushes to expand offshore wind energy. On Monday, President Biden announced that he intends for the U.S. electricity sector to be carbon neutral by 2035. His sights are set on lots of wind energy and lots of jobs.

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.

UK plans to be powered entirely by offshore wind turbines by 2030

AGreenLiving

prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy with its offshore wind turbines. Johnson said the government will also deploy floating turbines to generate at least 1GW of offshore wind energy. currently has about 10GW of offshore wind power. UK plans to be powered entirely by offshore wind turbines by 2030.

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.

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 offshore wind bill has been championed from the start by Governor Martin O'Malley, who stands ready to sign the bill into law. First, it could well be the tipping point that allows us to finally tap the massive offshore wind potential off the East Coast.

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.

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.

Offshore wind is gearing up for liftoff

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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.

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

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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.

Offshore wind is gearing up for liftoff

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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming: Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition in October

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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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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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Expanding Alaska Offshore Drilling Put On Hold

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ruled that the impact on the environment was not properly studied in Alaska regarding increased offshore drilling. Friday, the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. The three-judge panel decided to shelve the program to find new reserves off the coast of Alaska. The Bush administration began the process of expanding oil and gas leasing in August 2005, the locations being the Beaufort, Bering and Chukchi seas.

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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First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Approved By Government

Eco Friendly Daily

Some twenty years ago Denmark installed their first and the world’s first offshore wind turbine. Offshore wind farms are considered an especially good source of wind energy. Subsequent countries have added their own offshore wind farms, including China recently building their first offshore wind farm in Shanghai. However, the United States has yet to establish an offshore wind farm of their own.

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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When to contact an offshore injury lawyer regarding offshore wind projects?

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Forget your offshore wind power project needing good offshore lawyers on it? The post When to contact an offshore injury lawyer regarding offshore wind projects? Think again.

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.

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

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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?