West Coast states need to work together to achieve their floating offshore wind goals, speakers at this year's Pacific Offshore Wind Summit in Sacramento said.
More than 500 people tuned into a webinar on the future of offshore wind in California hosted by the state's Department of Natural Resources.
The West Coast’s first offshore wind auction got off to a cautious start, with bids closing at levels far lower than two recent East Coast auctions.
California will need about 1,300 floating wind turbines and a range of supporting seaports to meet its ambitious offshore wind goals.
A new finding by the U.S. Bureau of Energy Management means California could see its first offshore wind lease auctions by the end of the year.
The movement to keep PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open 10 years past its planned retirement date in 2025 has gained momentum and essential support.
The California Energy Commission issued a draft report that could double the state's offshore wind targets for 2045 in response to stakeholder comments.
The California Coastal Commission gave conditional approval to BOEM's plans to conduct offshore wind auctions this fall, a significant regulatory milestone.
BOEM issued a proposed sale notice for five lease areas off the California coast, setting the stage for the first West Coast wind auction later this year.
At a California Energy Commission workshop Wednesday, advocates of offshore wind urged state officials to plan for far more wind than is currently contemplated.
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