Gov. Roy Cooper has asked the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director to remove the moratorium on wind energy leasing off the N.C. coast and advance development.
A new poll from a wind energy industry advocacy group indicates that North Carolina voters show broad public support for offshore wind and transitioning to 100% clean energy sources.
Dominion Energy announced Friday the successful instillation of the two-turbine, 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project 27 miles off Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dominion Energy says it’s moving on a plan to build in federal waters off Virginia Beach the largest offshore wind development in the country.
More than half of respondents in a poll conducted on behalf of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce say offshore drilling is too risky and 63% say wind energy is too heavily regulated.
Avangrid Renewables will study the seabed and sub-surface conditions using high-resolution geophysical surveys of the Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Lease Area about 24 miles off the North Carolina and Virginia coasts.
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.