California's First Offshore Wind Farm Proposed

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The small coastal city of Morro Bay is considering a proposal that would put California's first offshore wind farm about 15 miles from the city's coast. The project would likely take years to pass the state's permitting process, but the project is already raising concerns about its environmental impact. California may soon be debating many such projects as Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last month that requires state utilities to receive half of their energy from renewable sources by 2030.


Susan Jordan, director, California Coastal Protection Network

Eric Markell, co-founder, Trident Winds