A new 10-year memorandum of understanding paves the way for federal agencies and an organization representing fishing interests to collaborate on offshore wind energy development.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the public comment deadline from May 21 to July 5 for its proposed plan for Atlantic offshore wind energy leasing.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced Tuesday that the Department of Energy will provide $18.5 million for offshore wind research, specific to the United States, with the goal to reduce the cost.
Federal officials have finalized a lease for the Kitty Hawk offshore wind energy area with Avangrid Renewables, the company behind the Amazon Wind Farm in northeastern North Carolina.
Fifty business owners, legislators and advocacy groups have signed a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper urging his support for making offshore wind as a key part of North Carolina’s energy plan.
The firm that recently offered the top bid for a wind-energy lease off Kitty Hawk faces big challenges in getting the electricity generated to the grid.
Community officials in northeastern North Carolina are excited about the economic potential of the nearly operational wind farm here that a group of legislators are trying to scuttle.
Ten North Carolina legislators and Congressman Walter Jones have signed letters urging the Trump administration to shut down a wind farm in the northeast because it could interfere with a nearby Defense Department radar.
As the federal government prepares to auction off areas for wind energy off the N.C. coast, trends in renewable energy hold promise that wind-power will soon become more competitive.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s environmental review for wind energy off the N.C. coast is complete, allowing the process for lease sales to begin.
Two Carteret County towns this week joined the growing list of N.C. communities taking official positions opposed to offshore drilling and seismic blasting.
Commercial wind farms off the N.C. coast will likely have minimal adverse environmental effects, notes a federal study. People will have a chance to comment on the study at three meetings this week.
The federal government yesterday took the next significant step toward developing commercial wind energy off the N.C. coast by releasing an environmental assessment that supports the potential lease sale for more than 300,000 acres.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a new map of North Carolina that shows the best and worst locations for wind farms.
In a significant first step toward developing wind energy off the N.C. coast, the federal government yesterday asked for project proposals for three offshore areas, one off the Outer Banks and two near Wilmington.