To offshore wind farms, the Biden administration has announced an agreement to advance these. They would be off of coast in an effort to bring clean energy and create thousands of jobs.
“In fact, today’s announcement does show months of active engagement. Thus dedication between partners who are committed to advancing a clean energy future.” Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said in a press release.
Offshore Wind Farms
Moreover, the areas are off the northern and central coasts of California. The development could bring up to 4.6 gigawatts of clean energy to the grid. In fact, this is enough to power 1.6 million homes, officials said in a press release. An area of around 399 square miles northwest of Morrow Bay can support 3 gigawatts of offshore wind. This is according to officials with the Department of Interior who have identified the area. A potential Wind Energy area has been identifying as the Humboldt Call Area off Northern California.
Offshore Wind Farms: Creating Tens of Thousands of Jobs
“The potential to create tens of thousands of good-paying union jobs across, the offshore wind industry, came also combat the negative effects of climate change,” Haaland continued.
Carbon-Free Energy Goal
Reaching its carbon-free energy goal by 2045, the development of offshore wind would also help California. In fact, the offshore winds are mainly stronger and more consistent than land mashing winds.
Renewable Energy is a Game Changer
“In an effort to achieve California clean energy goals, renewable energy could be a game-changer. Moreover, it would address climate change. All the while thereby bolstering the economy and creating new jobs,” Governor Gavin Newsom said.
Moreover, the scale of the California projects is said to dwarf the wind farms planned or proposed on the East Coast. Two weeks ago, the Biden administration announced a $3 billion project that would power the 400,000 homes with 84 turbines.