2022-10-07
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/40723-boem-california-offshore-wind-farm-nvironmental-review-impact-humboldt-wind-energy-area-fonsi

BOEM completes environmental review in California

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The Humboldt WEA, if developed, could bring up to 1.6 GW of clean energy to the grid, enough to power approximately 560,000 homes.

Official Press Release BOEM:

BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Leasing in Northern California

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it has completed its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles offshore northern California, and based on its analysis has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).

“The completion of this Environmental Assessment represents an important step forward for ensuring that any future renewable energy development – should a lease sale occur -- is done in a responsible manner,” said BOEM Director Amanda Lefton. “Working closely with Tribes, state and federal partners and key... ... More: Official Press Release BOEM

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BOEM; California, offshore, wind farm, nvironmental review, impact, Humboldt Wind Energy Area, FONSI







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