Offshore Wind Could Support Over 17,500 Jobs in California
CNEE’s Assistant Director, Dr. Suzanne Tegen, contributed to a report that offers strategies for leveraging offshore wind to dramatically increase in-state renewable energy generation and pioneer new era of economic leadership in the Golden State.
BERKELEY, CA – With some of the highest offshore wind speeds in the world, a floating offshore wind industry in California could dramatically increase in-state renewable energy generation and support more than 17,500 jobs in 2045. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at Humboldt State University, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET), and BVG Associates.
“Offshore wind can spur a new wave of innovation in California that will support our climate goals,” said Mary Collins, Managing Director of the American Jobs Project and lead author of the report. “But in order to take full advantage of this important source of clean energy, California needs a coordinated state vision to create opportunities for workers and businesses and protect our environmental values.”