California is ready for a new vision and bold leadership. We are faced with dire and complex challenges that include eliminating poverty and averting a climate crisis. To solve these challenges, state leaders must embrace new ideas, industries, and policies to create the economic and environmental future we deserve. Read more here.
Technological advances in floating turbines will enable offshore wind to play a key role in achieving California’s goals Liz Burdock, Executive Director, Business Network for Offshore Wind With today’s signing of Senate Bill 100, Governor Jerry Brown and the State of California have taken an historic leap forward for clean energy. Recent commercial advancements in
Business Network publishes white paper on floating offshore wind in the US: Environmental Considerations
The Business Network for Offshore Wind has published a white paper based on our floating offshore wind discussion held in California on June 11th, 2018, The purpose of the discussion was to explore offshore wind as a contributor to meeting climate change goals and its inclusion in state plans and policies to diversify clean energy
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The Business Network for Offshore Wind (the Network) was invited to present one of the opening keynote speeches at the Floating Wind Power (FWP) Atlantic Forum held in Saint Nazaire, France earlier this month. The Network’s message was: “Good news: the North American market has started and offers scale and resources for the future offshore
The Network assisted Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) to introduce offshore wind into the 12th annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference. Historically, the conference has focused on wave and tidal renewable energy technologies and was held in Portland, Oregon, September 13th and 14th. The Network provided the keynote speech on the opening day with the presentation
The Business Network for Offshore Wind attended Advanced Energy Economy’s “Pathway 2050” conference which featured panel discussions with political leaders, state government offi-cials, press reporters, utility executives and progressive business leaders within the clean ener-gy arena. California remains a state in which to remain informed and engaged. While offshore wind was not specifically featured within
The Network’s Industry Symposium Takes California Offshore Wind Beyond ‘Floating an Idea’ to Launching a Clean Energy Sector
March 2, 2017, Tsakopoulos Library Gallery, Sacramento, California, the Business Network for Offshore Wind, in conjunction with Pacific Offshore Energies Trust (POET) hosted a full-day symposium with offshore wind developers, businesses, and Federal and State regulators to ensure offshore wind becomes part of California’s future clean energy mix. The formal panels throughout the day provided
New NREL Report: Potential Offshore Wind Energy Areas in California: An Assessment of Locations, Technology, and Costs
This report summarizes a study of possible offshore wind energy locations, technologies, and levelized cost of energy in the state of California between 2015 and 2030. Read report >> Join us on March 2nd at the California Offshore Wind Industry Symposium, hosted by the Business Network, POET and Principal Power.
Most coastal U.S. states have progressed beyond debating the merits of offshore wind. Their combined efforts are marching America toward a need for a developed offshore wind supply chain. 2017 is seeing some states progress more than others but the business opportunities remain abundant. Below is an update on States with offshore activity. Updated October,
A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts from Two Future Scenarios, analyzes two hypothetical, large-scale offshore wind deployment scenarios for California: 16 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2050 and 10 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2050. Both scenarios demonstrate that
New York: Yesterday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published A “Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore New York” in the Federal Register, which includes a 60-day public comment period. In addition to the PSN announcement, BOEM also announced that it will publish an
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) is increasing its west coast activities and collaboration with state and federal agencies in Oregon, Hawaii and California. With a focus on assessing the impacts and benefits of offshore renewable ocean projects in the Pacific, Intergovernmental task forces have been established at the request of Oregon