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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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Equinor’s statement on California procurement

Equinor’s statement on California procurement

Equinor issued the following statement regarding today’s Record of Decision announcement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Central procurement makes California’s offshore wind future possible. We thank Gov. Newsom for signing this critical legislation that gives California’s proposed offshore wind projects the opportunity to safely develop at scale in an environmentally responsible manner, while keeping the lights on and achieving the state’s climate and reliability goals. We...

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Equinor’s statement on California procurement

Equinor wins commercial-scale lease in California – deepens leading floating offshore wind position

San Francisco, California – As provisional winner of a lease area on the Outer Continental Shelf off California, Equinor continues to lead the way in growing the US’ offshore wind industry.Five leases were offered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the US west coast and the first-ever US sale to support commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy development opportunities. With a bid of USD 130 million for 80.062 acres in the...

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