|The Tides Are Turning for Offshore Wind in the US
August 24, 2015 by Val Stori
Offshore wind excitement is growing in the Northeast with the recent arrival of foundations for Deepwater Wind’s Block Island offshore wind farm.
|Offshore Wind Targets: the Missing Carrot?
June 11, 2015 by Val Stori
Offshore wind advocates and industry were dealt a discouraging setback when news of Cape Wind’s terminated utility contracts hit the press.
|In Anticipation of an Offshore Wind Energy Pipeline, Employment Growth In New Bedford
May 29, 2014 by Val Stori
A little over a year ago, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) began construction of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, a multi-purpose facility designed to support offshore wind deployment on the Atlantic coast.
|Jobs from Offshore Wind: It’s Already Starting
April 3, 2014 by Val Stori
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) decision last week to reject the Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind project is another setback to building an offshore wind industry in the US, but at heart really points out a Catch 22—how do you get jobs in a newly emerging industry that requires substantial upfront public capital before those jobs are present?
|Trade Missions Critical in Building an Offshore Wind Industry
January 27, 2014 by Val Stori
One major cost reduction mechanism for US offshore wind project development is minimizing project risk, especially in the construction phase of project development.
|Feeling Energized by Wind? October in Review
November 12, 2013 by Val Stori
October was an energized month for the offshore wind industry. While U.S. regulatory and policy mechanisms supporting offshore wind are still uncertain, things are looking brighter for offshore projects in general.
|The Dark before the Dawn
October 30, 2013 by Val Stori
Last week’s offshore wind conference hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) brought together over 800 attendees, including industry leaders, policy makers, investors, consulting firms, manufacturers, environmental organizations, and other wind energy enthusiasts.
|Offshore Wind and Japan: Will the U.S. Win or Lose This Technology Race?
October 21, 2013 by Lewis Milford, Val Stori
The nuclear power crisis in Japan may open up new opportunities for offshore wind innovation, based on recent developments following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in March 2011.
|Power Outages and Natural Disasters: Which Ones are Avoidable?
November 2, 2011 by Val Stori
Another storm and millions lose power. It’s a familiar story, in this era of more severe and unusual weather events.