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US agencies aim to mitigate offshore wind development impacts

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries are announcing a joint strategy to address potential impacts of offshore wind energy development on NOAA Fisheries’ scientific surveys.

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France launches two new offshore wind tenders

France has launched two new offshore wind tenders. Both tenders are bottom-fixed and will have a total capacity of 2.5 GW.

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The first-ever California offshore wind lease sale

BOEM Califoria offshore wind lease sale 300 200On December 6, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the U.S. west coast, which will also be the first U.S. sale to support potential commercial-scale, floating offshore wind energy development. 

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EU determined to secure its clean energy industrial base

The European Commission is launching 'Clean Tech Europe', a new platform to strengthen its value chains for clean energy. The new Platform aims to advance the key industries that will deliver Europe’s clean and digital transitions. These include wind and solar energy, heat pumps, storage, grids and renewable hydrogen.

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The United Kingdom may lift the de facto ban on onshore wind development.

The United Kingdom's business and energy secretary has indicated that lawmakers may lift the de facto ban on onshore wind projects that has been in place since 2014, allowing new projects in communities that support them.

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Increasing cost pressures and design flaws undermine Spanish auction

Spain has published the results of its 2022 onshore wind auction. Plenty of wind energy projects bid in. But only 46 MW got awarded, results of combination of current cost pressures and a flawed “secret” price cap.

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