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Responsible Survey Activities

Responsible Survey Activities

We are committed to protecting the marine environment in which we operate.  There is no scientific evidence to suggest that the equipment used to conduct offshore wind survey activities, such as those measures used by Atlas Wind, are a cause of whale deaths. This is according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). and other leading marine scientists.   “Safety is always our top priority, which includes environmental protection,” says Martin Goff, Atlas Wind Project...

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Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Morro Bay Offshore Wind Leaseholders Announce Joint Support for Marine Sanctuary

Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Morro Bay Offshore Wind Leaseholders Announce Joint Support for Marine Sanctuary

WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2024 – Today, the Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) and Morro Bay Offshore Wind Leaseholders announced a joint position in support of a phased approach to the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (NOAA ONMS). In its joint request, the parties recommend that upon initial designation, the northern boundary of the CHNMS be located south of...

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Atlas Wind Statement on Introduction of AB 525 Strategic Plan

Atlas Wind Statement on Introduction of AB 525 Strategic Plan

Emeryville, CA – Last Friday, the California Energy Commission released its draft AB 525 Strategic Plan, representing a collaborative effort from state agencies and stakeholders to chart offshore wind’s future in California. In response, Atlas Wind Project Manager Martin Goff issued the following statement: “Equinor and Atlas Wind applaud the California Energy Commission for its leadership and dedication to California’s critical and nation leading offshore wind target of 25 GW by...

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Equinor charts its course in California with Atlas Wind 

Equinor charts its course in California with Atlas Wind 

Emeryville, CA – Today, Equinor announced the name of its floating offshore wind project off the coast of California, Atlas Wind. The lease area, which lies 60 miles from Morro Bay, has the capacity to provide over 2 gigawatts (GW) of reliable, renewable power, enough to power 1.7 million California homes once complete.  “Atlas is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and most importantly perseverance, as we bring tested, world-class technology to California’s Central Coast,” says Molly Morris,...

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Canary Media: California takes big first step toward floating offshore wind

Canary Media: California takes big first step toward floating offshore wind

California has a goal of building gigawatts of wind power off its coast by the end of the decade. To meet that goal, it has to create a floating offshore wind industry from scratch. Last week, state lawmakers took a key step in that process: passing a bill that would help California kick-start its nascent offshore wind industry by purchasing massive amounts of power from early-stage projects that might be too big or too risky for other potential buyers. The passage of AB 1373, which Governor...

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