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4 Ways the Biden Administration Can Ensure Offshore Wind Development Benefits Tribes and Indigenous People

To develop offshore wind energy responsibly, both government and industry must involve Tribal and Indigenous leadership throughout the entire process.

Share Interior Department Finalizes Offshore Wind Safety and Environmental Responsibilities

The Department of the Interior today announced the transfer of regulations governing offshore renewable energy activities – including workplace safety and environmental compliance – from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

There’s nothing clean about offshore wind development unless California tribes are involved

Officials from California’s largest tribe are concerned about the lack of engagement so far by offshore wind companies, reviving worries over the historic extraction of resources without their involvement.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of California Offshore Wind Energy Auction

First offshore wind lease sale in the Pacific results in over $757 million in winning bids for five lease areas, which have the potential to power over 1.5 million homes

Humboldt County Supes OK Resolution on Offshore Wind Development Benefits

On Tuesday, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution stating the county expects to remain engaged in the process of offshore wind development, along with the rest of the affected members of the community, including fishing groups and tribal nations.

Offshore wind farms are 125 times better for US taxpayers than oil and gas

A new analysis carried out by a nonpartisan policy research institute in the U.S. has shown that offshore wind farms are better for the taxpayers since public programs put the money back into the pockets of the common person.

California adopts nation’s most ambitious offshore wind targets

The California Energy Commission voted on Wednesday to adopt the country’s most ambitious offshore wind development targets — the latest move in a statewide drive to accelerate the clean electricity transition.

Biden Administration to Cut Costs for Wind and Solar Energy Projects

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the government would sharply reduce the fees it charges to companies that operate on public lands.

Advocates encouraged by state’s offshore wind goals

The state of California has set ambitious targets for developing offshore wind in the coming decades and that’s good news for everyone who wants to see a rapid transition to renewable energy.

BOEM Review Finds ‘No Significant Impact’ from Offshore Wind Leasing in Northern California

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has found “no significant impact” in its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles offshore northern California.

Coastal Commission Green Lights Offshore Wind in Humboldt Bay

The agency that regulates development along the state’s coastline has given its blessing to the development of renewable energy off Humboldt Bay, but local coastal commissioner and 3rd District Supervisor Mike Wilson said the process isn’t going to be easy. “Get ready,” Wilson said. “This isn’t going to be a cakewalk.” Engaging with the community will need to be central through the whole process, Wilson said ahead of the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous decision in favor of offshore wind development.

‘From the 19th century to the 21st century’: Harbor district rejects coal, moves forward with offshore wind

Humboldt Bay is leaving the past behind and moving into the future. Last week, the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District’s Board of Commissioners made decisions that signaled it would not support the transportation of coal through the harbor, but was prepared to welcome renewable energy.

California backs Humboldt Port offshore wind plans

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved grant funding of over $10m for renovations at the Port of Humboldt Bay to support offshore wind activities in an area designated for development on the north coast.

California clean energy advocates urge regulators to 'go big' with offshore wind goals

The Biden administration is aiming to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind across the country by 2030, eventually ramping up to 110 GW by 2050. Last May, the administration announced an effort to bring as much as 4.6 GW of floating offshore wind online in the Western Outer Continental Shelf. Building 10 GW of offshore wind off the coast of California could lead to resource cost savings ...

Shell-EDF, RWE and OW win sites in $4.4bn US auction

Ocean Winds, RWE Renewables, the EDF-Shell Atlantic Shores venture and Invenergy are among the winners that have scooped leases in the 7GW New York Bight development rights auction, which ended on Friday after almost three days of bidding. In total, the six winning developers agreed to pay $4.37bn for six sites off New York and New Jersey.

Equinor, BP to develop US offshore wind port hub

Equinor and BP have agreed to turn the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal complex into a major regional hub for offshore wind in the US. Under the agreement, the New York terminal will be transformed into a new port facility (pictured) capable of staging and assembling offshore components for the partnership’s Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects as well as other wind farms on the East Coast.

CLIMATE What Indigenous people can teach us about fighting climate change

Julian Brave NoiseCat is a writer and advocate for Indigenous people. He himself is a member of the Secwepemc First Nation and a descendant of the Líl′wat Nation of Mount Currie of British Columbia ...

Fishermen voice concerns about wind energy project

While the proposed wind energy area off Humboldt Bay is estimated to have a minimal to low impact on the region’s commercial fishing, some industry members do not fully agree with site assessment and characterization survey findings.

BOEM releases Californian offshore environmental study

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released its draft environmental assessment...

'Floating wind could take the US more than halfway to Biden's 2050 offshore goal'

Faced with the urgency of rapidly cutting emissions, offshore wind, particularly floating, could proved...

This is how offshore wind farms can become havens for marine life

Offshore wind farms have been called many things - a marine habitat is not necessarily one of them...


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Yurok people see victory in decades-long effort to revive language

Renaming of California state park to Sue-meg after nearly a century comes after language was nearly destroyed...

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