Archive: February 2022

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Propels the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry
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Season 2 of Hydrogen Rising is Here!

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Propels the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

U.S. Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources and Environment, Land, and Natural Resources Alert

By: Gail H. ConenelloNathan C. HoweAnkur K. TohanDavid L. Wochner

The flurry of offshore wind activity off the U.S. Eastern Seaboard continues, as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced recently it will hold an auction on 23 February 2022, to lease six new areas for offshore wind development in the New York Bight. The six lease areas will be located off the coasts of New York and New Jersey and will comprise 488,201 total acres. Such acreage should be sufficient to develop an estimated 5.6 gigawatts (GWs) of new offshore wind capacity, enough to power nearly two million homes. The six new lease areas will add to the 18 existing lease areas for offshore wind development that currently exist off the U.S. East Coast. This new lease sale combined with other recent BOEM developments exemplifies the Biden Administration’s commitment to the development of offshore wind resources in the United States.

Season 2 of Hydrogen Rising is Here!

Co-hosts David Wochner, partner at K&L Gates, and Sandra Safro, Associate General Counsel at the Edison Electric Institute, kick off season 2 of Hydrogen Rising with a discussion of developments since the last episodes of Season 1 in November, including exciting new programs at the U.S. Department of Energy like the H2 Twin Cities program and the H2 Matchmaker Tool, as well as moves by cities to bring hydrogen into everyday life.

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