EPC Forum: Dr. Amardeep Dhanju Speaks on Offshore Energy

April 29, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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EPC Forum: Dr. Amardeep Dhanju Speaks on Offshore Energy @ Johns Hopkins Washington, DC Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Presentation by Dr. Amardeep Dhanju

Dr. Amardeep Dhanju is a senior ocean policy analyst with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), where he is coordinating the National Ocean Policy initiative. Dr. Dhanju joined BOEM in 2010 as a Knauss Sea Grant fellow, subsequently continuing on a contract. He holds a Ph.D. in Marine Studies from University of Delaware where his research focused on policy and regulatory issues related to offshore wind power development in the US. He has coauthored several journal articles published in Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Coastal Management, and Geophysical Research Letters.

About the Presentation

Offshore energy is increasingly becoming a signi cant part of the U.S. energy mix. Oil production in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), managed by the federal government, now accounts for roughly one-fourth of the annual U.S. domestic supply. Moreover, signi cant interest has emerged for harnessing offshore wind resource along the East Coast, wave energy off the West Coast and the Paci c islands, and ocean currents off Florida. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) assign the responsibility for managing offshore energy resources to the U.S. Department of Interior, within which the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is charged with leasing submerged lands in the OCS. This presentation will provide an overview of the leasing and regulatory frameworks for offshore oil and gas, as well as renewable energy resources. In addition, the presenter will discuss the new National Ocean Policy initiative and its linkages with offshore energy regulation.