As California pushes forward in its transition to clean energy, the state faces hard choices in its most futuristic initiative yet: offshore wind power. State and federal officials are engaged in an intensive planning process for the first auction of zones for development of giant wind farms in the Pacific. But right before the first auction was to be announced, opposition emerged from an unexpected source: the U.S. Navy.
New opposition by the Navy to the first focused area for wind power development off the coast of California could introduce a major delay for a market that already is significantly behind, not just Europe, but the U.S. East Coast.
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