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California (US) targets 3 GW of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030

The state of California (United States) targets 3 GW of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030, 15 GW by 2045 and up to 20 GW by 2050. The United States, which intends to hold up to seven new offshore lease sales by 2025, aims to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

Earlier in May 2022, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) completed its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles (32 km) offshore northern California (United States), and issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) based on its analysis. BOEM’s Environmental Assessment (EA) considered potential impacts from the issuance of leases within the WEA that, if developed, could bring up to 1.6 GW of energy to the grid. 

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