Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

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Sunrise Wind Cleared to Begin Construction
Sunrise Wind has received final federal approval of its construction and operations plan and expects to begin seabed preparations off the New England coast this year.
BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Wind Lease Auction
BOEM has determined its planned lease of Central Atlantic wind energy areas would have no significant environmental impact.
BOEM Offers Maine Offshore Wind Research Lease
BOEM's environmental assessment of the state of Maine’s request for a lease area where it could place a research array found it would have no significant impact on the environment. 
BOEM FEIS Cites ‘Major’ Impact from NJ OSW Project
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final environmental impact statement that concludes that New Jersey’s foremost offshore wind project, Atlantic Shores, would have a “major” impact on commercial and for-hire recreational fishing, the view from the shore and on-ship traffic. 
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Benefits of Revised Federal Offshore Wind Rule Analyzed
NetZero Insider asked three people closely involved in U.S. offshore wind development what pieces of the new Renewable Energy Modernization Rule they think will be most impactful.
Hurricane Threat to OSW Turbines Quantified
Two new reports examine storms and other obstacles facing offshore wind development in the Gulf of Mexico. 
Wind Energy Lease Areas Designated in Gulf of Maine, Oregon
Federal regulators are moving ahead with plans to auction wind energy leases with a potential 18 GW capacity off the coasts of Oregon and northern New England.
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IPF24: How Best to Address OSW’s Effects on Fisheries
The offshore wind industry and its regulators are examining how best to limit impact on commercial fishing.
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Interior Announces Updated OSW Regs, Auction Schedule at IPF24
The Department of Interior has set a new five-year schedule for as many as a dozen new offshore wind energy lease auctions and finalized an update of its regulations for renewable energy development in U.S. waters. 
BOEM Approves Avangrid’s New England Wind OSW Project
BOEM has issued its final Record of Decision ROD approving Avangrid Renewables’ New England Wind project, marking a major milestone for the proposed offshore wind project.

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