NEWSLETTER. From the California Natural Resources Agency “The Buzz” Newsletter January, 25th, 2023.
“One rotation of a wind turbine can power a house for the day.” California Energy Commission Chair David Hochschild,
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Interested in learning more about efforts to bring offshore wind power to California?
Earlier this week, we assembled leaders driving this effort to a candid discussion on the future of this clean energy source.
- California Energy Commission Chair David Hochschild,
- Offshore Wind California Executive Director Adam Stern,
- Brightline Defense Executive Director Eddie Ahn,
- Blue Lake Rancheria Energy Director Jana Ganion,
- Operating Engineers Local #3 District Representative and Secretary-Treasurer for the Building and Construction Trades Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties Jeff Hunerlach,
- REACH President and CEO Melissa James,
- Environmental Defense Center Marine Program Senior Director Kristen Hislop, and
- California Senator John Laird.
You can click here to watch the recording the conversation.
Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
Coming to California Waters
World-changing technology is coming to California just beyond the horizon as you cast your eyes to the Pacific Ocean.
Progress to establish floating wind turbines is speeding ahead as the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completed lease agreements in December for five areas off the California coast that could power more than 1.5 million homes.
It’s a natural fit – California has some of the best offshore wind resources in the country and this technology has emerged as a central part of achieving 100 percent clean energy in our state. And renewable energy isn’t the only benefit.
These turbines will help diversify the state’s energy portfolio and provide an opportunity for job creation and statewide economic benefits.