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July 10, 2013
New York's Atlantic Ocean Study to Support Ocean Industries Development and Offshore Wind Energy

The New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) today released a comprehensive study on the physical, biological, wildlife and geographic characteristics of the Atlantic Ocean impacting New Yorkers. The results of the New York Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study will lay the groundwork for selecting offshore areas where wind development could be most suitable and appropriate and will serve to help protect habitats important to the environmental health and recreational and tourism priorities of the coastal communities as well as sustaining New York’s ocean-based industries.

Read Release: NYSDOS

January 8, 2013
Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore New York, Request for Interest

The purpose of this public notice is to: (1) Describe the proposal submitted to BOEM by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to acquire an OCS wind lease; (2) solicit public input regarding the proposal, its potential environmental consequences, and the use of the area in which the proposed project would be located; and (3) solicit submissions of indications of competitive interest for a commercial lease for wind energy development on the OCS offshore New York for the area identified in this notice.

Read Release: Federal Register

January 4, 2013
Statement by Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative on Federal Request for Public Input on Lease Application Off the Coast of Rockaways

On Thursday, January 3, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the U.S. Department of Interior, issued a request to determine whether there is competitive interest in wind power development in federal waters off the coast of the Rockaway Peninsula and Long Island. BOEM's request is an important step forward for the Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative (Collaborative) in seeking a lease for its proposal to construct of an offshore wind project at that location.

Read Release: Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative

January 3, 2013
BOEM Seeks Competitive Interest in Proposed Wind Energy Project Site Offshore New York

As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today issued a request to determine whether there is competitive interest in leasing an area offshore New York that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has proposed for developing offshore wind energy.

Read Release: BOEM

September 15, 2011
LI-NYC Wind Farm Collaborative Applies For Federal Lease For Offshore Site, Supports Gov. Cuomo’s Clean Energy Plans

New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative, consisting of Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) today took the next step to advance the offshore wind project by filing a lease application with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE).

Read Release: Con Edison

June 20, 2010
Long Island-NYC Offshore Wind Project Advances With Approval for Federal Lease Application

New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees have authorized the application for a lease from the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, formerly known as the Minerals Management Service, for lands beneath the Atlantic Ocean for development of the Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project.

Read Release: NYPA

June 8, 2010
Gov. Paterson Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium

Governor David Paterson has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and nine other east coast governors to create an Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium. The Consortium will facilitate the partnership between the Atlantic states and DOI in the development of appropriate offshore wind energy.

Read Release: New York State

December 14, 2009
New York Times Article:
Bloomberg Eyes Danish Offshore Wind
Farm and Sees New York’s Future
New York Mayor Bloomberg visits the world’s largest offshore wind farm, 13 miles off the coast of Denmark

Read Article: New York Times

December 9, 2009
Long Island – New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative to Pursue Ocean Floor/Wildlife Surveys
The Long Island – New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative, represented by energy utilities and a host of New York State and New York City agencies, announced that consultants will soon begin “pre-development activities,” such as desktop studies of the ocean’s wind, wave and wildlife environment, as part of an effort to develop what could be the largest offshore wind farm proposal in the country.

Read Release: Con Edison | LIPA

July 1, 2009
The Long Island – New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative Releases Request for Information
A newly formed collaborative between the private sector and a host of New York State and New York City agencies issued Tuesday a Request for Information (RFI) marking the next step in the development of what could be the largest offshore wind farm proposal in the country. In addition to the RFI, the Long Island–New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative also unveiled a new Web site designed to keep the wind industry, communities, and stakeholders informed of the project’s progress.

Read Release: Con Edison | LIPA

June 4, 2009
Mid-Atlantic Governors Join Together on Historic Agreement to Protect Atlantic Ocean
Governors from five states say they will work together to protect their Atlantic coasts and collaborate on developing offshore wind farms for renewable energy. The agreement Thursday establishes the Governors Mid-Atlantic Council on Oceans with New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Read Release: New York State

April 20, 2009
LIPA and Con Edison Form Collaborative for Major Offshore Wind Initiative
Long Island Power Authority President and CEO Kevin S. Law and Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke have announced the creation of a “Wind Collaborative” to advance the LIPA-Con Edison Offshore Wind Farm project.

Read Release: Con Edison | LIPA

March 23, 2009
LIPA and Con Edison to Move Forward with Plans for Major Offshore Wind Initiative

Read Release: Con Edison | LIPA

September 23, 2008
Governor Paterson Announces Working Group to Explore Potential Wind Energy Project Offshore of Rockaway Peninsula
Governor David A. Paterson today announced the formation of an interdisciplinary working group between the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ConEd) to study the potential for an offshore wind project that would be situated at least ten miles off the Rockaway Peninsula.

Read Release: New York State