California's green culture may slow offshore wind progress
Posted by Web Master 6 on June 12, 2017 2:30 PM EDT
California’s “jealous guardianship of the ocean” could slow offshore wind development off the Golden State, say developers and regulators.
Offshore wind is on a much slower development curve off the US west coast than off the northeast, in large part because the continental shelf drops off rapidly along the Pacific coast compared to the shallower Atlantic waters. But things got interesting in January 2016, when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received its first-ever lease request for a commercial