The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) introduced final week that it intends to renew the environmental evaluation of Vineyard Wind’s proposed offshore wind venture.
“Offshore wind has the potential to assist our nation fight local weather change, enhance resilience by means of dependable energy, and spur financial growth to create good-paying jobs,” mentioned BOEM Director Amanda Lefton. “BOEM is dedicated to conducting a sturdy and well timed evaluation of the proposed venture.”
BOEM will resume the environmental evaluation of the Vineyard Wind Project and proceed with growth of a Final Environmental Impact Statement.
On January 22, 2021, Vineyard Wind submitted a letter rescinding its momentary Construction and Operations Plan (COP) withdrawal and requesting that BOEM resume evaluation of the 800-megawatt wind power venture offshore Massachusetts. The proposed venture can be situated roughly 12 nautical miles offshore Martha’s Vineyard and 12 nautical miles offshore Nantucket within the northern portion of its lease space. Vineyard Wind had paused the Department’s consideration of its proposal whereas it reviewed whether or not the usage of Haliade-X generators warranted any modifications to their COP.
President Biden issued an Executive Order on January 27, 2021, that known as for the Interior Department to determine steps to speed up accountable growth of renewable power on public lands and waters. Interior has initiated a evaluation of processes and procedures to this point because it re-invests in a rigorous renewable power program.
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