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Mass. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Cape Wind permit

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2010

Yesterday the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a ruling rejecting a claim that developers of the Cape Wind project, a 130-turbine wind farm proposed off of Nantucket Sound, do not have proper authority to lay transmission lines in state territory

N.J. governor signs legislation encouraging offshore wind development

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2010

Last week New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act in a bid to spur development of wind energy projects offshore New Jersey

DOE announces new ocean energy research center in Florida

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2010

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Energy announced the creation of the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL

Delaware obtains authority from EPA for offshore wind permitting

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2010

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ("DNREC") announced last week that it became the first state to obtain delegated authority under the Clean Air Act from the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to enforce and implement offshore wind permitting related to air quality

DOE receives 120 responses to RFI for offshore wind demonstration projects

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2010

The US Department of Energy (DOE) received 120 responses from 112 different respondents to the Request for Information (RFI) it released June 14, 2010 regarding Offshore Wind Demonstration Projects

BOEM to hold public meetings on offshore drilling safety

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2010

Michael Bromwich, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement ("BOEM") announced yesterday that he will lead a series of public meetings to collect information and views on offshore deepwater drilling safety, well blowout containment, and oil spill response

Environmental groups sue administration over Cape Wind

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today claiming the Cape Wind farm approved for offshore Massachusetts violates federal law by endangering shorebirds and migrating whales

Interior releases response regarding Cape Wind rod

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

Today the U.S. Department of the Interior made public its response to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding Interior’s Record of Decision that provisionally approved the Cape Wind project

MMS to strengthen safety requirements for OCS exploration and development

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 4 2010

Earlier this week, MMS Acting Director Bob Abbey announced that additional information regarding potential risks and safety concerns will need to be incorporated into plans for the exploration and development of the OCS

FERC signs hydrokinetic project development agreement with California

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2010

FERC announced today that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with California for the coordination of procedures and schedules for the review of hydrokinetic projects off the coast of California