Special Initiative on Offshore Wind Articles

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U.S. Department of Energy Fund State Efforts to Catalyze Offshore Wind

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded a multi-state project with New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, which will produce a regional roadmap for offshore wind. The roadmap will lay out a cooperative path to develop offshore wind at the large-scale level of deployment needed to achieve economies of scale and establish a regional supply chain with high-quality local jobs.

Media Coverage: Feds Fund State Efforts to Catalyze Offshore Wind

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At White House Summit on Offshore Wind, Feds Assemble Leaders to Chart Offshore Wind’s Future

Declaring offshore wind critical to America’s energy future, the White House convened a group of industry, non-governmental, and governmental leaders to develop supporting strategies for the long-term development of offshore wind energy along all U.S. Coasts.

Fact Sheet: White House Summit on Offshore Wind

Media Coverage: White House Throws Support Behind Offshore Wind, North American Wind Power

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Massachusetts Trade Mission to Denmark

The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind hosted Massachusetts lawmakers in an educational trade mission to Denmark and joined them as they got a first hand look at fully deployed offshore wind turbines that are already generating clean, renewable power for the grid. The trip was organized by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and funded by SIOW.

Trip Itinerary: Trade Mission to Denmark

Media Coverage: Europe proves that clean power is possible in Massachusetts, Tuanton Daily Gazette

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SIOW Partners with New York to Conduct “Offshore Wind Cost Reduction” Study

In collaboration with NYSERDA, the Special Initiative examined the cost trajectory for hypothetical offshore wind energy projects built in the New York Bight, providing a roadmap of key strategic steps New York State can take to reduce costs of offshore wind power over the next decade and support large-scale development of offshore wind.

Final Report: New York Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Study