Energy & Climate Change Planning

New Hampshire to Study Off-Shore Wind

Source/Sponsor: 
Rep. Cushing
Creator/Author: 
Rep. Cushing
Description: 

New Hampshire's Rep. Cushing has introduced HB 1611 which would establish a committee to study off-shore wind energy development.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Durham, NH Town Council Supports Efforts to Develop Wind Power Off the NH Coast

Source/Sponsor: 
Town of Durham, New Hampshire
Creator/Author: 
Town of Durham, New Hampshire
Description: 
The Durham Town Council adopted Resolution #2017-21 supporting efforts to develop wind power off the New Hampshire coast, and urging Governor Sununu to make a formal request to the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to form a Task Force and stakeholder process to plan for regional offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine. 
 
The resolution passed by a 7 - 1 majority. Durham is the first community in the Seacoast region (southeast area of NH) to pass such a measure.
 
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Publication Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017
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New York Governor Cuomo Proposes Development of up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State
Creator/Author: 
NY Governor's Office
Description: 
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has called on the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to approve what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm. In addition, the governor has proposed a commitment to develop up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind off the coast of New York by 2030. The 2.4 MW offshore wind proposal represents the largest offshore wind commitment in U.S. history.
 
Deepwater Wind’s proposed 90 MW South Fork project would be situated roughly 30 miles southeast of Montauk, N.Y. According to a press release from Cuomo, LIPA has indicated that contract negotiations are close to being completed, and the project will be voted on at its January meeting.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resource Type: 
Website
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Fifth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Source/Sponsor: 
Maine Legislature
Creator/Author: 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Description: 

The report states that Maine met the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2010. Maine’s gross state product continued to increase while energy consumption and emissions declined.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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U.S. Releases Plan to Help Facilitate Development of the Offshore Wind Industry

Source/Sponsor: 
Departments of Energy and Interior
Creator/Author: 
energy.gov
Description: 

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States, the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in the United States, which could help enable 86 gigawatts of offshore wind in the United States by 2050. The strategy details the current state of offshore wind in the United States, presents the actions and innovations needed to reduce deployment costs and timelines, and provides a roadmap to support the growth and success of the industry.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016
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SEA POWER Georgia’s Offshore and Nearshore Wind Resource Coincidence with Electrical Demand Load.

Source/Sponsor: 
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Creator/Author: 
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Description: 

Georgia´s offshore wind resources would be able to provide high value, and high demand energy when it is needed the most: hot summers afternoons. Based on research, Georgia´s Sea Breeze effect is positively correlated with Georgia Power´s hourly electrical demandduring summertime. Therfore, offshore wind energy resources have good coincidence with electrical demand load.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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RFI: Supplying New York City with Renewable Power

Source/Sponsor: 
Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Creator/Author: 
Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Description: 

New York City has pledged to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 (80x50), and emissions from city government operations 35 percent by 2025 (35x25). The City is issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking responses from all entities involved in and supporting the renewable energy sector. This RFI is designed to identify new generation capacity rather than existing sources of renewable energy. City government currently spends between $600 million and $650 million per year on its electricity, and could potentially use its purchasing power to catalyze the development of new sources of renewable power, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and chart a path to receive 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources of energy.

This document is available online at: https://mspwvw-dcscpfvp.nyc.gov/CROLPublicFacingWeb/RequestDetail?requestId=20150803002

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2015
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EPA Clean Power Plan

Source/Sponsor: 
US EPA
Creator/Author: 
US EPA
Description: 

The Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest source, while maintaining energy reliability and affordability. It is the first national standard that addresses cutting carbon from power plants. The rule seeks to incentivize states to divest from conventional power sources and invest in cleaner sources (like natural gas, wind and solar). It also incentivizes energy efficiency as a way to lower a state’s power emissions.

The Clean Power Plan is available online at: http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/clean-power-plan-existing-power-plants

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document

Carper-Collins Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act: Providing incentive tax credits to the first movers in the offshore wind industry

Source/Sponsor: 
Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Creator/Author: 
Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Angus King (I-Maine), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Brian Scha
Description: 

Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduction of legislation encouraging investment in offshore wind. The legislation would would amend Section 48 of the tax code by creating an investment offshore wind tax credit for the first 3,000 MW offshore wind facilities placed into service. 

http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/84e14787-a510-4383-9519-2250f0ed5f86/incentivizing-offshore-wind-power-act2015-summary.pdf

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
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Report of the Committee to Study Offshore Wind Energy and the Development of Other Ocean Power Technology

Source/Sponsor: 
Committee to Study Offshore Wind Energy
Creator/Author: 
Representative Robert Cushing, Chair Senator Martha Fuller Clark, Representative Herbert Vadney, Senator Jeff Woodburn, Representative David Borden, Senator Russell Prescott
Description: 

Report of committee comprised of legislative committee comprised of three senate members and three house members which details advantages and challenges of offshore wind in New Hampshire. The study provides recommendations for developing offshore wind in the Northeast region.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/StatStudComm/committees/2151/documents/Offshore%20wind%20report.pdf

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014
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