Biden Officials, Newsom Designate California Coast For Wind Turbines

"The Biden administration and Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced a joint effort to bring offshore wind energy to the Pacific Ocean along the California coast.

Officials said they’ve designated two areas that can support sea-bound wind turbines: one 399-square-mile section northwest of Morro Bay and a smaller area off the North Coast near Eureka.

The two offshore wind zones — which would have turbines 20 miles from shore — could generate as much as 4.6 gigawatts of clean energy, or enough to power 1.6 million homes each year, officials said. People can only see a few miles out to sea, so the turbines would not be visible from shore."

J.D. Morris reports for the San Francisco Chronicle May 25, 2021.


"Biden Opens California’s Coast to Wind Farms" (New York Times)

"Biden Administration Unveils Offshore Wind Plan For California" (Los Angeles Times)

"Biden Looks To California For Next Phase Of Offshore Wind" (Washington Post)

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 05/26/2021