MMS Regulations on OCS, Coming Soon

Preparatory to issuing an Advance Notice of Rulemaking (ANOPR) concerning leases and rights of way for alternative energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the Department of Interior’s Mineral Management Service has created this website on Renewable Energy and Alternative Uses of the OCS.  OREC will be visiting this site regularly to keep abreast […]

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ITC Report on Global Renewable Energy Markets

Some of our members may be interested in this recent Report issued last month by the United States International Trade Commission entitled "General Factfinding Investigation: Renewable Energy Services: An Examination of U.S. and Foreign Markets." (Publication 3805) The report examines global markets for various forms of renewable energy, including wind, solar, biomass and ocean, with […]

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For Posterity

The testimony that OREC submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee this past summer on a production tax credit for ocean renewables has been saved for posterity here in the Energy Bill archives.

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FERC Continues to Keep Hold on Ocean Projects

On October 11, 2005, FERC asserted jurisdiction over Energetech America’s proposed Port Judith, Rhode Island Project.  FERC’s order is available as a PDF file here.  Energetech may have a chance to qualify for a short term waiver from licensing requirements if it can submit the information that FERC has requested in this letter.  OREC will […]

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