DOI Announces July Auction of 160,000 Acres for Offshore Wind Development

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) issued the Final Sale Notice for the sale of commercial wind energy leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The auction is scheduled to take place on July 31, 2013 and will offer 164,750...

Department of the Interior Conducts Second Offshore Wind Auction

On September 4, 2013, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) held its public auction of the first federal lease for an offshore wind energy site off the Mid-Atlantic coast. This was the second federal lease sale; the first was in July for two lease areas...

A Provisional Winner of an Offshore Wind Lease is Announced and that Means the Goal Line is Still Far Off

By J. Wylie Donald Offshore wind took another small step forward when US Wind was announced as the provisional winner of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's auction of development rights to nearly 80,000 acres off of Maryland. The price? $8.7 million. According to the BOEM press...