This Week in Energy
New Publications in the OurEnergyLibrary
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
 January 16, 2020
Center for Strategic & International Studies
January 14, 2020
Research Letters
January 14, 2020
Find these new publications and others in the OurEnergyLibrary .
Event Summaries & Recordings
OurEnergyPolicy's Energy Leaders Luncheon Series drew in 19 distinguished speakers and moderators for 5 successful events in New York City last year. Read the summaries and listen to the recordings. We are featuring two below:
Learn how city energy managers in Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City are charting the path to reach energy and sustainability goals in their respective cities and how they address local energy challenges.
Gain insights on New York City's commercial buildings retrofit bill and how to address energy usage by property owners from the bill's sponsor, a real estate industry leader, and a technology innovator.
Ongoing Discussion
Our offshore wind discussion is continuing for two more weeks! Weigh in with your comments:
  • Would an offshore wind tax credit be the most helpful policy to support the development of the offshore wind industry?
  • How much of a difference would an offshore wind tax credit make to the growth of the industry?
  • How can the United States streamline the reviewing and approvals of offshore wind projects?
Or reply to one of the comment threads below ( log in first):
"The choice of location should be optimized for the wind and the costs of generation , and if that happens to be on shore or offshore, the review process should be streamlined to facilitate that optimal location . The regulatory structure for siting energy plants should be standardized for as much of the process as possible, taking note that customization will need to occur for marine or terrestrial aspects and for the type of generation (wind or PV or other)."
- Adam Pool , Member, Clean Energy Venture Group
"It is critical that states considering major introduction of offshore wind projects, such as New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California, are looking at whether their utilities’ IRP [integrated resources planning] processes are maximally competitive for all clean energy options including offshore wind and are considering key federal government policy scenarios necessary to reduce national net greenhouse gas emissions towards zero by mid-century."
- Henry Goldberg , Consultant, Independent
" Having been involved in the offshore wind project off Block Island , which is the first working offshore wind project in the United States, I think the two things that made the project work [were] the political joining of the two parties and the unions in Rhode Island and the prompt regulatory approvals, and the tax credit....
To answer the specific questions: ... 2) As cost of wind power goes down, the need for the tax credit goes down and that could be a political selling point of continuing the credit.
3) The state and federal approvals should be combined in no more than two approvals , and the record in state and federal approvals should be used in the other. As was done in Rhode Island, a intense environmental review could be done at the state level and if possible at the regional level...."
- Elliot Taubman , Attorney at Law, BIPCO
Energy Headlines
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Update from Congress
New Legislation
Hearings & Business Meetings
Podcast Spotlight

Liquid fuels continue to be the primary source of transportation power in the United States. Hear where the liquid fuels market is today, what’s available, and what’s next. In this episode , hosts John Eichberger (Executive Director, Fuels Institute) and Donovan Woods (Director of Operations, Fuels Institute) speak with Kristi Moriarty, Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

This is an episode of Convenience Matters , a podcast series from NACS (Advancing Convenience and Fuel Retailing) with the help of The Fuels Institute.
Source: Supply Chain Contracting Forecast for U.S. Offshore Wind Power , Stephanie A. McClellan, Ph.D., Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean & Environment, March 2019, page 7. See a table with procurement volume numbers for each state in the chart. Data for Virginia included in this chart is not visible due to the small size of the contract (12 MW) compared with the overall scale of procurement.
Featured Events
Washington, D.C.
  • When: Wed, Jan 22, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Resources & Conservation Center, 1400 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

  • When: Thurs, Jan 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Arlington Economic Development, 1100 North Glebe Road, #1500, Arlington, VA 22201

  • When: Fri, Jan 24, 3-5 p.m.
  • Where: National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

San Diego, CA
  • When: Tues-Thurs, Feb 4-6
  • Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

For more events across the country, visit the OEP Events Calendar.
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