offshore wind power

Jun 21, 2021

Growing offshore wind industry in Maryland, and US, looking to hire

With the offshore wind industry continuing to grow in the United States, a Baltimore-based nonprofit is hosting a job fair with leading offshore wind companies.

Feb 18, 2014

Dominion to bid on Md.’s offshore acres

Dominion Resources Inc. hopes to claim a piece of Maryland’s renewable energy market.

Mar 25, 2012

Dan Ervin: State’s pursuit of offshore wind power risky

As the 2012 General Assembly takes up offshore wind power in its closing days, it is important for all Marylanders to understand that such a pursuit will introduce additional risk to our state’s economy. The high cost of offshore wind power ultimately will ripple through Maryland’s economy. First, residential customers will feel price increases, though […]

Jan 23, 2012

O’Malley takes new tack on wind

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s second try at legislation to foster development of an offshore wind energy farm includes what he has billed as stronger protections for power customers and more palatable requirements for utility companies. The governor called the new wind bill “a reasonable approach that caps exposure for ratepayers and yet sends a […]

Jan 11, 2012

Maryland begins 2012 legislative with big money issues on the table

Maryland’s lawmakers are back in Annapolis on Wednesday for the 430th legislative session. The General Assembly faces a host of major fiscal issues, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit and a push by powerful lawmakers and interest groups to raise more money to spend on transportation. Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to unveil his transportation plans […]

Dec 15, 2011

O’Malley deal with Exelon touted by wind energy backers in Maryland

The ink isn’t yet dry on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s deal with Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group, but wind energy advocates are already hailing the accord as a boon for their cause. That’s not surprising. They have 32 million reasons to do just that. “It means Maryland is one step closer to developing a home-grown […]

Nov 30, 2011

Offshore wind subject of Baltimore town hall forum

Environmentalists and union leaders plan to gather in Baltimore to push for offshore wind power off Maryland’s coast. The town hall forum is scheduled Wednesday night at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Supporters say offshore wind power can provide clean energy for years to come, as well jobs in construction and maintenance, and improved public health. […]

Jun 22, 2011

Offshore winds focus of Virginia conference

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Challenges facing wind development off Virginia’s coast are coming into focus at a conference on the renewable energy source in Virginia Beach. Fishing interests, defense officials and the Virginia Port Authority all spoke Wednesday, outlining their concerns and possible conflicts with towering wind turbines sprouting off the coast. Two representatives of […]

May 19, 2011

Feds OK rate for Google offshore transmission line

Federal energy regulators approved rates for a proposed $5 billion offshore wind power transmission line that are lower than the developers of the Google-backed venture had sought. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it had approved a 12.59 percent return on equity for the Atlantic Wind Connection project. Atlantic Wind had sought a […]

Apr 5, 2011

Md. wind power bill could move Wednesday

Del. Dereck E. Davis said the fate of the governor’s wind power proposal could come down to a “one or two vote outcome, either way.” “I think it could go 12-11, either way,” said Davis, referring to the vote in the  Economic Matters Committee, which he chairs. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s bill would require utilities to […]

Feb 23, 2011

O’Malley proposal builds on effort to create wind market

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has proposed legislation that would allow the state to lure wind turbine manufacturers to Maryland with economic development incentives up to $50 million. The proposal builds on the governor’s effort to create a wind energy market in Maryland. Another set of bills pushed by his office would require utility companies […]

Dec 1, 2010

Report: Offshore wind power potential remains untapped

AUGUSTA, Maine — America has a largely untapped potential for offshore wind power, according to a report released Wednesday that also calls for a more aggressive approach for wind power development off the Atlantic coast. The report calls for a permitting process that’s friendlier to offshore wind power, establishment of priority zones for offshore wind, […]

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