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Offshore Wind Push Gains Momentum in California

By Nick Cahill| July 13, 2021 | Courthouse News Service

Lawmakers clear a proposal intended to jumpstart floating wind farms off the coast, saying the technology could prop the state’s buckling power grid and create more than 10,000 new jobs.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — Caught again in an energy crisis and facing another summer of rolling blackouts, California lawmakers are trolling the coast for a new power source.

With renewed interest in offshore wind and financial support en route from the federal government, a state Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would help spur an armada of floating wind farms off California’s coast.

Proponents said the state can’t afford to miss out on a golden opportunity to buffer its increasingly strained electrical supply and advance its ambitious goal of a wholly green grid.

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