The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has published its draft environmental review of wind energy areas offshore the US Central Atlantic region. BOEM’s Draft Environmental Assessment considers potential environmental consequences associated with issuing wind energy leases offshore Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The Draft EA also considers project easements and grants associated with each potential lease, including subsea cable corridors.

The British Geological Society has delivered its first major update of the national carbon dioxide storage database, CO2 Stored, adding more than 60 CO2 storage units located offshore UK. BGS and Heriot-Watt University have added 61 new entries and updated more than 210 CO2 storage units offshore UK.

Baker Hughes has announced several milestones to support the growth of the hydrogen economy including hydrogen manufacturing and testing facilities. The company has also teamed up with Green Energy Park, which operates ammonia and hydrogen terminals worldwide, to collaborate on green hydrogen value chain, including production, storage, transportation and utilisation of green hydrogen and ammonia-based fuels.

TotalEnergies has signed an agreement with European Energy to develop offshore wind projects in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. In Denmark TotalEnergies has acquired an 85% stake in the Jammerland Bugt offshore wind project (240 MW) and a 72.2% stake in the Lillebaelt South nearshore wind project (165 MW). Construction permits are expected in mid-2024, and start up by 2030. The partners will also develop a joint venture to operate large-scale offshore wind projects in Sweden and Finland, and bid for the upcoming offshore wind tenders in Denmark.

The UK has cut greenhouse gas emission by 50% between 1990 and 2022. This compares to a 23% reduction in France and no change in the USA.