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Powering the Future with Floating Offshore Wind Energy: What to Know About BOEM’s Upcoming California Lease Sale

At the American Clean Power’s (ACP) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference last month, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Amanda Lefton announced the first ever offshore wind energy lease sale for the West Coast. Scheduled for December 6, the upcoming auction will be the first sale to support commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy development in the … Continue reading Powering the Future with Floating Offshore Wind Energy: What to Know About BOEM’s Upcoming California Lease Sale

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BOEM Announces First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale at ACP’s WINDPOWER 2022 Conference

Today at the American Clean Power Association’s Offshore WINDPOWER 2022 conference and exhibition, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Amanda Lefton announced the final sale notice for the Department of Interior’s (DOI) first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s West Coast. The wind energy lease areas are in two regions on the Outer Continental … Continue reading BOEM Announces First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale at ACP’s WINDPOWER 2022 Conference

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Biden Announces Plan to Develop Floating Offshore Wind for the West Coast

Biden on Thursday announced several new initiatives to develop technology for massive floating wind turbines as part of the effort to launch offshore wind power in California and elsewhere on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm estimated that floating wind turbines could generate up to 2.8 terawatts of clean wind power in … Continue reading Biden Announces Plan to Develop Floating Offshore Wind for the West Coast

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California adopts offshore wind power goals of 25 GW by 2045

The Morro Bay Wind Energy Area covers about 276 square miles off the central California coast.The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals that, state officials say, move California one step closer to development of wind energy off the state’s coast. Preliminary findings in the recently released report, Offshore Wind Energy … Continue reading California adopts offshore wind power goals of 25 GW by 2045

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Newly Adopted Offshore Wind Goals from California Energy Commission Show State is Prepared to “Go Big” on Offshore Wind and Stand Up First-of-its-Kind Renewable Energy Industry on the West Coast

The state energy commission adopted new offshore wind planning goals of 2-5 GW by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045—the two targets recommended by clean energy companies and a coalition of environmental groups, labor, and environmental justice advocates. merican Clean Power-California (ACP-CA) released the statement below on behalf of Alex Jackson, Director of American Clean … Continue reading Newly Adopted Offshore Wind Goals from California Energy Commission Show State is Prepared to “Go Big” on Offshore Wind and Stand Up First-of-its-Kind Renewable Energy Industry on the West Coast

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California governor aims to reach 20 GW of offshore wind power by 2045

California Governor Gavin Newsom has set a goal of 20 GW of offshore wind power by 2045.The U.S. Department of the Interior announced details of the proposed auction and lease terms for offshore wind development at the Morro Bay Wind Power Area and Humboldt Wind Power Area, located on high sea ??in central and northern … Continue reading California governor aims to reach 20 GW of offshore wind power by 2045

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Biden Administration Proposes First California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

In yet another step forward in the Biden-Harris administration’s?pursuit of a clean energy economy, the Department of the Interior today announced the next steps for and welcomed public comment on offshore wind lease sales in two regions on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore California. This is the first-ever offshore wind lease sale proposed on America’s … Continue reading Biden Administration Proposes First California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

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First-ever California offshore wind energy lease sales announced by Department of Interior

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today applauds the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Department of Interior (DOI) for advancing the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s West Coast. DOI has announced release of a Proposed Sale Notice, which opens a 60-day public comment period and provides detailed information about the … Continue reading First-ever California offshore wind energy lease sales announced by Department of Interior

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California unveils ambitious set of offshore wind targets

California’s energy regulator has unveiled an ambitious set of offshore wind targets as part of a broader statewide push to make electricity 100 percent renewable by 2045. Approximately 3 gigawatts of offshore wind should be powering the state’s grid by 2030 — enough to power about 3 million average homes in the state, the California … Continue reading California unveils ambitious set of offshore wind targets

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California Governor issues letter celebrating American Clean Power Week

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has issued a letter acknowledging American Clean Power Week and celebrating the state’s “nation-leading efforts” to transition to a 100% clean energy system. With 485,000 clean energy jobs [1] across the state, Newsom’s letter notes that California receives 33% of its power from renewable energy sources and is making “tremendous strides” … Continue reading California Governor issues letter celebrating American Clean Power Week

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American Clean Power Association Statement on BOEM California offshore leasing call for information

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?issued the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management advanced a Call for Information and Nominations for the two Morro Bay Call Areas off the coast of central California and designated the Humboldt Wind Energy Area off the coast of northern California on July 28: “BOEM’s action advancing … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on BOEM California offshore leasing call for information

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Biden looks to California for next phase of offshore wind power

Until now, the plan to power American cities by erecting thousands of giant wind turbines in the oceans off the United States has mostly been an East Coast vision. Developers are busy studying the outer continental shelf and awaiting — or recently celebrating — federal permits to put wind farms from Maine to North Carolina. … Continue reading Biden looks to California for next phase of offshore wind power

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American Clean Power Association Statement on California Offshore Wind energy Announcement

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?issued the following statement today after the Biden-Harris Administration, in partnership with the state of California, announced an effort to advance offshore wind off the northern and central coasts of California and open the Pacific Coast to its first commercial scale offshore clean energy projects. “The American offshore wind industry … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on California Offshore Wind energy Announcement

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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the release by the CAISO, CPUC, and CEC of their preliminary root cause analysis of the August 14th and August 15th rolling blackouts: “The root cause analysis provides a thorough overview of the causes of the … Continue reading Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

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Eolus to sell the 46.5 MW Wind Wall 1 project to Cubico Sustainable Investments

Eolus has signed an agreement with Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) regarding the sale of the wind farm Wind Wall 1 located near Tehachapi, California, USA, with an installed capacity of 46.5 MW. Wind Wall 1 is the first wind project developed, financed, and constructed in USA by Eolus, and Eolus will transfer the project company … Continue reading Eolus to sell the 46.5 MW Wind Wall 1 project to Cubico Sustainable Investments

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Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the announcement by Governor Newsom that he intends to “fast-track” the state’s clean energy transition in the wake of this summer’s heat waves and fires.  The state currently has a goal, established by SB 100 … Continue reading Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

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California offshore wind energy show promise as power source

Offshore wind power peaks in the evening when power demands are greatest and other renewable energy sources are less available. One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. Consumer demand peaks in the evening when solar energy is no longer available. Offshore wind energy … Continue reading California offshore wind energy show promise as power source

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Fast action by California leadership can keep state on track for clean energy future and prevent future blackouts

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading Fast action by California leadership can keep state on track for clean energy future and prevent future blackouts

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California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

he American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following this week’s rotating power outages in California. “California’s goal is to shift to 100% clean energy over the next 25 years while providing electricity safely, reliably, and affordably. Renewable energy has demonstrated for more than a … Continue reading California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

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California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

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