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On May 14, 2024, the Biden administration — following the conclusion of the U.S. trade representative’s statutory review of Section 301 tariffs imposed on Chinese-origin goods in 2018 — announced prospective increases to tariffs on a range of goods manufactured in China. The administration directed the USTR to increase tariffs on $18 billion of imports

In April 2024, the American Alliance for Solar Manufacturing Trade Committee (the Petitioner), a coalition representing leading U.S. solar manufacturers (Convalt Energy, First Solar, Meyer Burger, Mission Solar, Qcells, REC Silicon and Swift Solar), petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to further combat the practice of “dumping”

On July 31, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced three final wind energy areas off the shores of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Read on for details about the new wind energy areas, which have the potential to support 4-8 gigawatts of energy, contributing to the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore

On July 27, 2022, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the release of the state’s third offshore wind solicitation. With this request for proposals (RFP), New York looks to secure at least 2,000 MW of additional offshore wind power generation — expanding on New York’s already approximately 4,300 MW generation portfolio and further positioning the state to meet its goal of at least 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035.
Continue Reading Gov. Kathy Hochul Releases New York’s Third Competitive Offshore Wind RFP Solicitation

Did you miss our July 14, 2022 webinar?

McGuireWoods is organizing a series of webinars and events for utilities, private equity, independent sponsors, energy developers and other market participants pursuing energy investments in the North American offshore wind sector.

Continue Reading Webinar Replay: Offshore Wind Market Update and Supply-Chain Investment Opportunities

The White House announced a partnership on June 23, 2022, with 11 East Coast states to accelerate the growth of the United States’ offshore wind industry. The Biden administration offered the partnership to strengthen national energy security in a time of energy instability and simultaneously pursue a clean energy future.
Continue Reading White House Launches Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership to Supercharge Production by 2030

On March 25, 2022, the Biden-Harris administration issued a press release announcing a May 11, 2022, wind energy auction of 110,091 acres in the Carolina Long Bay offshore wind energy area off North Carolina’s coast. This announcement marks a tangible step closer to the Biden-Harris administration and state of North Carolina’s clean energy goals of achieving 30 GW and 2.8 GW, respectively, of offshore wind power by 2030.
Continue Reading Biden’s Path to Clean Energy: May 11 North Carolina Offshore Wind Lease Auction

The beginning of 2022 has dealt most markets a difficult hand. Many industries are grappling with increased production and shipping costs, supply chain constraints, rising inflation and increased volatility — and the solar energy industry appears to be no exception.
Continue Reading Feeling the Heat: Solar Projects Face Rising Costs and Increased Uncertainty