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California Dreaming: Historic offshore wind project will help bolster state’s economy – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-06-24 02:44:03 –

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As part of its commitment to the future of clean energy, the Biden administration has announced a bold move to open the Pacific coast for the first offshore wind development project. Historical milestones not only strengthen the economy of the Golden State, but also help the state reach its carbon-free energy goals by 2045.

“We have the potential to become the world leader in offshore wind. This is a milestone for California. We are discussing thousands of jobs,” said the offshore wind organization. Secretary-General Adam Stern said.

Kelly T, an associate professor at USC’s Sonny Astani School of Civil Environmental Engineering. Sanders said: “I would like to think of this as an economic boom and an investment in our future.”

“The younger generation, my generation, Generation Z, is really excited,” said Kevin J. Patel, founder of One Up Action. “It’s one step closer to getting rid of the fossil fuel industry.”

The proposed offshore wind turbine technology is enormous. According to Sanders, each is about 900 feet tall and will be located 20 to 30 miles offshore.

The two sites are located in Morro Bay and Humboldt Bay on the Central Coast. These sites offer the potential to power more than 1.5 million California residents.

“Investing in clean energy gives us a community, a color community, a marginalized community, a low-income community, and a breath of fresh air,” Patel said.

Many people question whether building an offshore wind farm is environmentally safe for our abundant marine life. Experts say offshore wind turbines do no harm to marine life and are optimistic that the path opens the door to a clean and sustainable future.

“We have a long heritage of protecting the coastline. In fact, the California coast is a sacred resource for many,” Stern said. “We are very optimistic that we can develop offshore wind in an environmentally friendly way.”

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