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State Lands Commission Advances Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

The California Wind Energy Association (CalWEA) today praised the State Lands Commission for advancing two proposed offshore wind demonstration projects near Vandenberg Air Force Base.  “This decision is an important step forward to make floating offshore wind a reality for California,” said Nancy Rader, Executive Director of CalWEA. 

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CalWEA Members Advance in UK Floating Offshore Technology Demonstration Program

Congratulations to CalWEA members Cierco and SBM Offshore for "demonstrating the technical competence, delivery capability and technological innovation" necessary to proceed in The Crown Estate's test and demonstration leasing program for floating offshore wind technologies. Given these companies' engagement in California offshore wind, California stands to benefit from this important experience.

News from CalWEA

CalWEA Issues Letter to Biden Administration re Proposed DRECP Amendments

In a letter to Biden Administration officials, CalWEA explains why the proposed amendments to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), issued in the final days of the Trump Administration, are potentially consistent with President Biden's Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis.  The DRECP resulted in completely shutting down wind energy development in vast California federal lands, and a course correction is needed to enable the wind energy development that was envisioned by the plan.

News from CalWEA and Offshore Wind Trade Groups

Wind Advocates Press for Natural Gas Plant Retirement Planning

In video meetings with CPUC Commissioners' offices this week, CalWEA teamed up with the Business Network for Offshore Wind and Offshore Wind California to explain the critical linkages between planning for gas-plant retirements, transmission upgrades, and offshore wind grid access in achieving the state's greenhouse gas goals cost-effectively and while prioritizing disadvantaged communities most affected by poor air quality.  

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Governor Newsom Signs CalWEA-Sponsored Bill, AB 1584

October 2, 2019 -- The California Wind Energy Association (CalWEA) today expressed gratitude to Governor Newsom for signing AB 1584, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk and sponsored by CalWEA.

AB 1584, once implemented by the CPUC, will send cost signals to encourage load-serving entities (LSEs) to make decisions that reduce the need for system integration resources.