California, Federal Partners Announce Historic Agreement in Offshore Wind Development

Source: RL Martin

California Governor Gavin Newsom, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl have announced new efforts to advance the use of floating offshore wind platforms off of the coast of California.

“Developing offshore wind to produce clean, renewable energy could be a game changer to achieving California’s clean energy goals and addressing climate change – all while bolstering the economy and creating new jobs,” said Governor Newsom in a May 25 press release. “This historic announcement, which could provide clean power for up to 1.6 million homes over the next decade, represents the innovative approach we need for a clean energy economy that protects the coasts, fisheries, marine life and Tribal and cultural resources we value so much as Californians.”

To learn about the agreement, including the expected roles and commitments from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Defense, view the White House’s Fact Sheet on the agreement.