Going Green

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Offshore Alternative Energy Regulations

Regulations are necessary. It wouldn't do to have some oil tanker wipe out a competing wave energy field would it?

November 07, 2007

Interior Department Moves Forward on Offshore Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Interior released its Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for alternative energy and other alternative uses of the outer continental shelf (OCS) on November 6th. The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) has oversight for any renewable energy developments on the OCS, and the final programmatic EIS examines the potential environmental effects of alternative uses on the OCS over the next 5 to 7 years—including offshore wind power and wave and tidal energy projects—and identifies policies...(complete article here).

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