Tag: wind farms

Wind farm leases in Gulf of Mexico snubbed by market

By David Pendered Sept. 2 – The proposed wind farms on three sites in the Gulf of Mexico failed to attract much interest from bidders on Aug. 29, with only one of three lease areas receiving a bid. No bids were received on two sites totaling 199,266 acres off the coast of Galveston, Texas. One […]

Wind turbine plans advance as GAO announces impact study

By David Pendered ST. ANDREWS, Fl., Aug. 6 — In the Gulf of Mexico, the Biden administration is fast-tracking offshore wind lease sales even as a federal agency has announced its upcoming study of potential harm offshore wind turbines could cause to wildlife, people and military training missions along the Northeast coast. The federal Bureau […]

EPA questions NY offshore wind farm

By David Pendered The EPA has cited a shortage of details in a draft federal statement regarding a planned wind farm off the New York coast as debate emerges over the use of the ocean to address climate change. Meantime, four agencies of the state of New York have issued their responses to the federal […]

Whale deaths spur call to halt offshore wind farms

By David Pendered Jan. 14 – The deaths of six whales in the past month that washed ashore in the New York/New Jersey area have prompted some conservationists to call on the Biden administration to halt development of offshore wind farms in the region. New Jersey-based Clean Ocean Action wrote in a Jan. 9 letter […]