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Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction of New York’s First Offshore Wind Project

Governor Kathy Hochul today, alongside United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and other elected officials, celebrated the start of construction of South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind project, jointly developed by Ørsted and Eversourceoff the coast of Long Island. Building on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) January issuance of the Final Sale Notice for the New York Bight, the recent key offshore wind contract milestone, and the State of the State announcement of a nation-leading $500 million investment in offshore wind ports, manufacturing, and supply chain infrastructure to accompany New York’s next offshore wind solicitation, New York continues to advance the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.


Offshore wind takes off at last. States have been counting on it

By Alex Brown Photo: Sean D. Elliot

The United States currently produces almost no electricity from wind farms in ocean waters. That’s about to change—fast. State leaders have spent years laying the groundwork: requiring their utilities to purchase set amounts of offshore power by certain dates, investing in ports and transmission infrastructure and setting up workforce training programs.


South Fork Wind Receives Final Approval from the U.S. Department of Interior to Start Construction on New York’s First Offshore Wind Farm

South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, has received approval of the project’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP) from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which is the final decision needed from the agency to move the project toward the start of construction.


South Fork Wind wins federal OK, launching union jobs at ProvPort

By Mary Serreze Photo: Mary Serreze

The Ørsted/Eversource project will power New York homes, but the turbine foundations are being fabricated in Rhode Island.


Biden administration approves first offshore wind farm to supply power to New York

By Dino Grandoni Photo: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

President Biden’s administration greenlit a major offshore wind project to supply power to New York, arriving as part of a broader push to build out renewable energy and tackle climate change.


Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm

By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman Photo: Chang W.Lee , The New York Times

Construction on the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm is expected to begin this summer, after the Biden administration gave final approval Tuesday to a project it hopes will herald a new era of wind energy across the United States.


Biden Opens California’s Coast to Wind Farms

By Coral Davenport Photo: Kayana Szymczak , The New York Times

The notion of wind farms churning in the Pacific Ocean, creating clean energy to power homes and businesses, has long been dismissed because of logistical challenges posed by a deep ocean floor and opposition from the military, which prefers no obstacles for its Navy ships.


Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline

By Coral Davenport Photo: Kayana Szymczak

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday a plan to develop large-scale wind farms along nearly the entire coastline of the United States, the first long-term strategy from the government to produce electricity from offshore turbines.


Five months into the Biden Administration: A whirlwind of federal action on offshore wind

By Georgena Terry

In late March, President Joe Biden announced an offshore wind goal of 30 GW by 2030 in a manner that protects environmental assets and creates employment. Through a coordinated multi-agency approach, Biden plans to fast track the deployment of utility scale offshore wind. The focus will be on the creation of well-paying jobs, infrastructure investment, and R&D activities.


For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Pat O'Malley , The New York Times

The Biden administration on Friday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to develop offshore wind farms in shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its push to transition the nation to renewable energy.