Energy & Climate Change Planning

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
Resource Type: 
Document
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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
Resource Type: 
Document

H.P. 904: An Act To Maximize the Benefits of Renewable Energy in Maine

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, FOLEY of Wells, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: McCORMICK of Kennebec
Description: 

Encourages energy development with the inclusion of offshore wind. The Legislature finds that it is in the public interest to improve the process for the siting and permitting of grid-scale wind energy development by ensuring against undue environmental economic impacts from wind energy developments both individually and cumulatively.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0904&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
State: 

Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States

Source/Sponsor: 
Department of Energy
Creator/Author: 
Department of Energy
Description: 

Building on and updating the 2008 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, the new Wind Vision Report quantifies the economic, environmental, and social benefits of a robust wind energy future and the actions that wind stakeholders can take to make it a reality. http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/WindVision_Report_final.pdf 

Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document

Cape Wind Fact Sheet

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The BOEM provides a fact sheet on the Cape wind project. It provides a history of the project and details pertaining to production, location and fees

pdf
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Document

Siemens Signs Contract for Cape Wind Turbines

Source/Sponsor: 
Siemens
Creator/Author: 
Siemens
Description: 

Siemens announces that it will be providing the turbines and long term service for the Cape Wind project. Siemens would provide 130 3.6 MW turbines for the projecting, with installation expected in 2016.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013
107 KB
Resource Type: 
Document

NRDC Public Comments Concerning the Block Island Wind Farm

Source/Sponsor: 
National Resource Defense Council
Creator/Author: 
Katherine Kennedy, Michael Jasny
Description: 

NRDC provides public comments in support of the Block Island Wind Farm, with recommendations to protect marine life.

pdf
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
2 MB
Resource Type: 
Document
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Brief in Support of the Petition to Reopen the Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm Proceeding.

Source/Sponsor: 
Pearlman and Miranda
Creator/Author: 
Michael Stein, Sean Mack, Stephen Pearlman
Description: 

After NJ BPU’s initial denial of permits for Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm, Fishermen’s Energy submits a petition to reopen the proceeding.

pdf
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
764 KB
Resource Type: 
Document
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