Locke Lord and Offshore Wind
Helping Clients Navigate a Sea Change in Renewable Energy

Locke Lord is home to one of the premier offshore wind energy practices in the nation. Our team consists of some of the most experienced offshore wind policy, permitting, maritime, commercial and litigation attorneys in the industry, backed by a nationally recognized Renewable Energy practice. We encourage you to bookmark and visit this page often for the most up-to-date collection of thought leadership produced by Locke Lord’s offshore wind attorneys on the various developments, challenges and opportunities facing the industry. For questions about the topics addressed in these articles, please reach out to your Locke Lord contact, or feel free to contact the authors directly.


Locke Lord Deep Dive: Treasury Issues Final Regulations Providing Guidance on Transfer of Certain Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act, June 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Planning for a Decarbonized Future: FERC Grid Rule Targets Accelerated Clean Energy Buildout, Reliability, May 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Trust the Process? CEQ’s NEPA Phase II Regulations a Mixed Bag and a Missed Opportunity, May 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Floating on Both Coasts: Gulf of Maine and Oregon Proposed Sale Notices Are a Study in Contrasts, May 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Offshore Wind Gets Some Modern Love: BOEM/BSEE Update Regulations to Better Reflect Current Practices, April 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Update to Standing up to the Plaintiffs: Courts Scrutinize Pretextual Challenges to Offshore Wind, April 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Latest Energy Communities Guidance Buoys Offshore Wind, but Navigation Hazards Remain, April 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: BOEM Proposes to Go Another Round in the Gulf of Mexico in 2024, With Some Twists, March 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Survive and Advance: BOEM’s Gulf of Maine Leasing Process Makes It to the Next Round, but Can It Reach the Finals in 2024?, March 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: BOEM Floats Another Oregon Milestone: Final Wind Energy Areas Designated, February 2024

After Headwinds, 2024 May See Offshore Wind Momentum, January 2024

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations on Expanded ITC Under Inflation Reduction Act, Boosting Storage, Offshore Wind, November 2023

Locke Lord QuickStudy: MA, RI and CT Sign MOU to Support Offshore Wind, but Key Gaps Remain, October 2023

Locke Lord QuickStudy: That Sinking Feeling: IRS Energy Communities Guidance May Limit Eligibility of Many Offshore Wind Projects, April 2023

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Brownfields and the Deep Blue Sea: Offshore Wind Development and the IRA’s Energy Communities Provisions, February 2023

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Bridging the Gaps: Will the IRA Really Be a Game Changer for Offshore Wind?, January 2023

Locke Lord QuickStudy: The American Offshore Worker Fairness Act: Boon to U.S. Mariners or Blow to U.S. Offshore Wind?, November 2022

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Offshore Wind Closes 2021 Strong, Further Growth Expected in 2022, January 2022

Locke Lord QuickStudy: New York Bight Auction Represents Next Step for Offshore Wind, but Headwinds Remain, January 2022

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Congress May Not Build Back Better, but DOE Plans to Build a Better Grid, January 2022

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Offshore Win(d): D.C. Circuit Dismisses Challenge to BOEM Leasing Program, May 2021

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Biden’s American Jobs Plan Prioritizes Renewable Infrastructure Investment Opportunities, April 2021

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Winds of Change: Biden Administration Releases Plan to Accelerate Offshore Wind Energy, March 2021

Locke Lord QuickStudy: What the Biden Administration Offshore Wind Proposal Could Mean for New York Offshore Wind, March 2021

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