Vol. 6
April 14, 2021
Sen. Tim Kaine Holds Events in Hampton Roads Discussing Offshore Wind, Gun Violence Prevention
Kaine has been a strong advocate for offshore wind in the commonwealth. In March, Kaine issued a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management urging officials to fast-track the development of offshore wind in Coastal Virginia.
Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Aims to Turbocharge US Shift From Fossil Fuels
President Biden’s infrastructure plan would turbocharge the country’s transition from fossil fuels, using the muscle and vast resources of the federal government to intervene in electricity markets, speed the growth of solar and wind energy, and foster technological breakthroughs in clean power.
America’s Offshore Wind–Powered Future Begins in a Texas Shipyard
In announcing an ambitious renewable-energy push, the Biden administration highlighted a vessel under construction in Brownsville as proof of the economic opportunities of going green.
Favorable Offshore Winds Blowing from the Biden Administration
As part of his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, President Biden made significant commitments to renewable energy, which include collaborating with multiple federal agencies in the US and promoting critical industry support for the acquisition of electric vehicles for the federal fleet, as well as rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.
NOAA to Share Offshore Wind Data From Mid-Atlantic Waters
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a first-of-its-kind agreement with Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC, who is developing wind farms off Virginia Beach and Ocean City, Maryland. Under the agreement, NOAA will get access to physical and biological data from Ørsted-leased waters.
The US Just Set Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Targets – What Will It Take to Meet Them?
To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
Upcoming Events
VA Aquarium CVOW Informational Session
On April 15 at 2pm, join Dominion Energy and the Virginia Aquarium to learn more about how the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project's team of marine biologists and environmental scientists are fully committed to ensure Virginia’s clean energy needs are being met in an environmentally responsible manner.
April CVOW Friday Forum
Sign up now for April's Friday Forum, happening April 16th at 9am! Join us to learn more about how to participate in the procurement process for the CVOW project. Register and submit your questions today.
2021 IPF Conference
IPF, the largest offshore wind conference in the Western hemisphere, is being held in Richmond, VA! It brings together the global offshore wind supply chain and provides the latest in education, networking, and platforms to help you grow your business.
In Case You Missed It
March CVOW Friday Forum Recording
Our March panel of experts offered insightful and informative commentary on the advancement of the offshore wind development process and supply chain, helping our attendees better understand timelines, work packages, and opportunities for entry of local businesses in to the supply chain.