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U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study

November 2, 2017

This report examines the functional requirements and costs of constructing purpose-built vessels that would comply with the U.S. Jones Act and meet the needs of the U.S. offshore wind industry.

Clean Energy Champions – The Importance of State Programs and Policies

June 22, 2015

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth.

Up in the Air: What the Northeastern States Should Do Together on Offshore Wind, Before It’s Too Late

February 11, 2015

This report recommends a multi-state collaboration on offshore wind to create stronger and consistent regional policies, financing actions, and permitting across the Northeast states.

CESA-EESI Briefing – State Clean Energy Innovation and State-Federal Partnerships

May 22, 2013

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held a briefing about energy innovations at the state level. The briefing investigated the significant role states are playing by implementing novel policies and effective approaches that reduce the cost of generating clean energy.

A Learning Investment-based Analysis of the Economic Potential for Offshore Wind: The Case of the United States

February 28, 2013

This report provides an economic analysis of the impact of developing an entire offshore wind industry in the United States.

Collaborative Procurement of Offshore Wind Energy – A Buyers Network: Assessment of Merits and Approaches

September 11, 2012

This analysis finds that, when combined with low-cost financing and use of the Investment Tax Credit, the purchase of large amounts of offshore wind energy by “buyers networks” of credit-worthy offtakers could significantly reduce the cost of offshore wind energy.

CESA Comments on Atlantic Wind Connection Project to BOEM-2011-0023

February 17, 2012

CESA submitted comments on the public interest merits of the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project, and its environmental consequences, pursuant to Docket No. BOEM-2011-0023.

CESA Comments on Draft DE-FOA-0000410 Recommending Joint State/ DOE Funding

February 14, 2012

CESA submitted comments on the Draft Financial Assistance Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000410, entitled “U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects.”

CESA Comments on BOEM Auction Format Information Request for OSW

January 20, 2012

CESA submitted comments on BOEM’s RFI on the State of the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry – Auction Format Information Request (AFIR).

OWAP Letter to US DOI Secretary Ken Salazar Recommending OSW Ombudsman Designation

December 2, 2011

An open letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with recommendations to facilitate offshore wind development.