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National Wildlife Federation touts offshore wind as jobs creator

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

The National Wildlife Federation released a report yesterday predicting substantial job creation if the United States were able to develop a significant offshore wind industry

DOI official: Atlantic Seaboard wind projects a priority

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2010

United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes told a conference in Washington, DC, this week that he sees wind projects off the U.S. Atlantic coast as a priority

National Grid: offshore transmission infrastructure not needed

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2010

Tom King, president of National Grid’s U.S. operations, said this week that he does not believe that an electricity transmission grid connecting multiple offshore wind farms is necessary for their development

New Jersey report finds offshore wind farms would have minimal environmental impact

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2010

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on June 18 announced the release of a draft report which shows that the development and operation of offshore wind farms off the southern New Jersey coast would have minimal environmental impact

FAA gives green light to Cape Wind

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2010

The proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm cleared another regulatory hurdle yesterday when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled that the project does not pose a significant threat to airplanes or radar

DOI announces nation's first Offshore Wind Request for Interest offshore Delaware

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

DOI announced today that it will issue the nation's first Offshore Wind Request for Interest for an area offshore Delaware, consistent with the final rule issued last year for offshore renewable energy development

DOI begins "smart from the start" permitting process for project offshore Delaware

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

After determining that there was no competitive interest from other wind project developers for a site offshore Delaware, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced yesterday that it has commenced its first "Smart from the Start" permitting process for the NRG Bluewater Wind project planned for offshore Delaware

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

Secretary Salazar outlines plan to streamline offshore wind project permitting process

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 23 2010

The Associated Press (via ABCNews.com) reports that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today outlined the "Smart from the Start" initiative designed to streamline the permitting process for offshore wind projects on the Atlantic continental shelf

MMS announces availability of EA for Cape Wind project

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2010

The U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced in today’s Federal Register that its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cape Wind project is now available