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Delaware passes legislation to begin an offshore wind procurement process. (June 30, 2024) 
WDEL reports that Delaware has taken a step toward building an offshore wind farm. State lawmakers have approved the Delaware Energy Solutions Act, which creates a procurement process. While supporters say the state is still a long way from a wind farm becoming a reality, this move will keep Delaware in a strategic position as neighboring states look to expand offshore wind facilities.

Delaware State AFL/CIO gives offshore wind a ringing endorsement. (May 29, 2024) 
“We believe that offshore wind has the potential to create thousands of well-paying jobs for Delawareans, both directly in the construction and maintenance of wind farms and indirectly in related industries such as manufacturing, transportation, and supply chain logistics. These jobs will provide stable employment opportunities for our members and their families, helping to strengthen our communities and support local economies.”

Ørsted withdraws from offshore wind projects for Maryland. (January 29, 2024) 
Two offshore wind projects located off the coast of Delaware have been halted by the company that has built more offshore wind projects than any company in the world.

DNREC releases crucial report on procurement of an offshore wind project for Delaware. (December 29, 2023)
This report represents the most recent step in Delaware’s ongoing effort to develop an offshore wind (OSW) procurement strategy that fits the state’s policy needs and objectives.

Against the Wind: A Map of the Anti-Offshore Wind Network in the Eastern United States (December 12, 2023)
How fossil fuel interests are working with climate denial think tanks and community groups to obstruct offshore wind projects.

Misinformation on offshore wind is often funded by the fossil fuel industry. (December 11, 2023)
A complex network of interest groups funded by the oil and gas industry is spreading anti-offshore wind misinformation.

Governor Hochul Announces South Fork Wind Delivers First Offshore Wind Power to Long Island. (December 6, 2023)
Ørsted installs the first two of a total of twelve offshore wind turbines in the East Coast’s first utility-scale offshore wind project.

Offshore wind is at a crossroads. Here’s what you need to know. (November 13, 2023)
A few years ago, the future of the U.S. offshore wind industry looked brighter than ever before.

Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Mid-Atlantic Regional H2Hub Community Briefing. (October 25, 2023)
With the major uptick in an interest in green hydrogen production, attention is necessarily drawn to the means of producing the green energy needed for this activity. Offshore wind is an obvious source of green energy in order to produce green hydrogen.

Delaware takes a small step closer to an offshore wind project (June 19, 2023)
The legislation would direct DNREC to evaluate the potential benefits and roadblocks of offshore wind.