News & Updates

Louisiana Wind Energy Week

January 15-19, 2024 – Produced by GNO, Inc. and the Southeastern Wind Coalition, Louisiana Wind Energy Week will convene local stakeholders, national partners, industry leaders, and environmental specialists in a week of enriching activities surrounding the State of Louisiana’s emerging offshore wind industry.

SEWC Statement on Louisiana Offshore Wind Operating Agreements

New Orleans, L.A. – This week, Louisiana approved the first two Operating Agreements for offshore wind leases in Louisiana state waters, representing a significant step by the state and Governor John Bel Edwards towards Louisiana’s goal of 5 GW of offshore wind by 2035. 

BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Sale in the Central Atlantic

Raleigh, N.C. – Yesterday, the Department of the Interior released a Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for two offshore wind lease areas in the Central Atlantic, marking an important step on the path to continued offshore wind development in the region.

Southeast Renewable Energy Summit

The Southeast Renewable Energy Summit is the only conference covering this burgeoning market that gets key state policymakers, critical decision makers, and leading utility executives and renewable energy players from the most dynamic states in the region to provide the most definitive updates on the issues you’ll need to understand to seize the very best opportunities. Register using code: 231532 for 15% off your purchase.

BOEM Recommends Four Final Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico

New Orleans, LA – Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced four final Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico region. This announcement marks a major milestone towards achieving Louisiana’s goal of 5 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2035. 

NCSEA’s Making Energy Work Conference

SEWC is partnering with the NCSEA for their upcoming 2023 Making Energy Work Conference! This conference will cover the latest policy and regulatory happenings at the state and federal level to outline the potential pathways towards decarbonization of our electricity, transportation, and building sectors. Register using code MEW2023-Nov for 10% off your purchase.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces RWE As Provisional Winner of Lake Charles Lease Area

Raleigh, N.C. – The Department of the Interior today announced the results of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) offshore wind auction off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. RWE Offshore US Gulf, LLC is the provisional winner of the Lake Charles Lease Area…

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Duke Energy Files Carbon Plan IRP

Raleigh, N.C.-  On August 17th, 2023, Duke Energy filed its combined Carbon Plan and IRP (CPIRP) proposal with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). The Carbon Plan is mandated through HB951 and requires the NCUC to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to achieve 70 percent carbon emissions reductions from 2005 levels by 2030, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 using a least-cost approach. 

BOEM Announces Three Final Wind Energy Areas in the Central Atlantic

Raleigh, N.C.-  Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced three final Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Central Atlantic region, including a lease off the coast of Virginia. This announcement marks a milestone in the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030. 

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Offshore Wind Area Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico

Raleigh, N.C. – The Department of the Interior announced today that it will hold the first-ever offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, marking a historic step in the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to achieve 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030. 

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