NYSERDA, which is running the clean energy contracting for the state, is a particularly crucial entity considering both Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s clean energy agenda and the "essential" status of utilities projects even as the pandemic continues.
Blame the UK’s vote on June 23 to leave the European Union—the Brexit referendum—as well as construction challenges, for a hesitation in the drive to develop lightweight, floating foundations for wind turbines sited in deep, offshore waters of Scotland and England.
Cape Wind announced on Aug. 23 that it has signed a purchase and sale agreement with the East Marine marina in Massachusetts' Falmouth Harbor to serve as the operations and maintenance facility for the 130-turbine offshore wind farm the alternative-energy purveyor plans to build on Nantucket Sound.
President Obama and the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania have agreed to speed up the review and development of proposed offshore wind-power projects in the Great Lakes region.