LIPA to build a wind park off Jones Beach

    The Long Island Power Authority is currently in the planning and promoting stages of building one of the first wind energy parks in the United States. The wind park will be built off the coast of JonesBeach. Mineral Management Service still has to review the LIPA plan and assess it thoroughly, but LIPA […]

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MMS Begins Scoping on Alternate Energy on OCS

MMS launched the first set of its scoping sessions on alternate energy uses on the Outer Continental Shelf, with a session in Washington D.C. last Thursday, May 18, 2006 and a session last evening, May 23, 2006 in Trenton, New Jersey.  To follow the scoping sessions, view transcripts from the sessions and keep up to […]

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OREC Supports Existing Procedures for Cape Wind

The Senate has started its debate over legislation to give Governor Mitt Romney the power to veto the the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind project, which would be located in Nantucket Shoals off the coast of Massachusetts.  A Boston Globe story on the current status of the bill is available here. OREC opposed the original […]

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Calling All Offshore Renewable Developers: MMS To Scope the OCS

On Friday, May 5, 2006, the Mineral Management Service issued this Notice of Intent (PDF format) to prepare a programmatic EIS for the National Offshore Alternate Energy Related Uses (AERU) Program and Rule.  From the Notice: The NOI also serves toannounce the scoping process for this programmatic EIS. Throughout the scoping process, Federal, State, and […]

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OREC Featured on Renewable Energy Podcast

OREC President Sean O’Neill and CEO Carolyn Elefant were featured on Renewable Energy Access‘ Podcast series.   Here’s the clip of the program description: Ocean energy has not received the attention it deserves, from governmental agencies and the general public, say Sean O’Neill and Carolyn Elefant of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition. The reasons are lack […]

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