Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
The crown estate will earn millions of pounds after agreeing to lease an area off the Yorkshire coast to the latest phase of the giant Hornsea offshore windfarm, as well as to a scheme led by BP which plans to begin storing carbon dioxide under the seabed ... new offshore windfarms.
But we can and must learn from those experiences by ending offshore drilling and repowering our nation with clean renewable energy resources ... They must also end offshore leasing for oil drilling everywhere else and embrace tax credits in the BuildBackBetterAct.
A group of environmental organizations demanded Wednesday that the Biden administration suspend and cancel oil and gas leases in federal waters off the California coast after a recent crude oil spill ... “The Biden administration needs to bring the hammer down on offshore drilling in California’s federal waters.”.
The BuildBackBetterAct, which is currently making its way through Congress, includes provisions that would permanently end new leasing for offshore drilling in the Pacific Ocean, invest significant resources into a clean energy future, and ensure career transitions from the fossil fuel industry into green energy.
In the past, we have joined coastal mayors, the environmental community and others in voicing strong opposition toward any federal offshore leases for oil and gas drilling, but wind power is a different story and could be a welcome addition ... on new offshore leases for wind farms.
(THE CONVERSATION) The Biden administration has announced ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts ... Over the past decade, it has executed more than 20 leases and grants for offshore wind development along the Atlantic coast, from Maine to Florida.
Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of gallons of oil have spilled from an offshore pipeline, and it has spread across the coasts of three counties ... new offshore drilling ... Congress has a crucial opportunity to end new offshore oil and gas leasing in the BuildBackBetterAct.
EDP expects commissioning of MorayEast, Scotland's largest offshore wind farm, to take place in April 2022 ...OceanWinds is also awaiting the result of ScotWind, the offshore leasing round in Scottish waters, where it has submitted bids for up to 9 GW of capacity across projects with both fixed and floating foundations.
This will be in addition to the £2.65bn invested in the MorayEast and Moray West offshore wind projects by OceanWinds, a joint venture between EDPR and Engie ... Ocean Winds is also awaiting the results of the ScotWind offshore leasing round, in which bids were submitted for developing both fixed and floating projects.