Posts Tagged ‘California’

California Nature, Wind Energy, Soundcloud, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, August 11, 2017

University of California Santa Barbara: Nature Stories “Scientists and historians alike are reaping scholarly dividends from a massive effort to collect, describe and archive land-use records and historical materials of all kinds from across the University of California Natural Reserve System . Seeking to inform the future by preserving the past, the NRS History & […]

California got 50 percent of its electricity from solar power one day in March

Every so often we hear of countries around the world that are hitting major renewable energy milestones. Whether it be from solar power or wind power or a combination, smaller countries around the world are reaching ambitious renewable energy goals and getting ever closer to removing their dependence on fossil fuels. View full post on […]

A set of ghostly, futuristic sails could help save California…

Sails are one of the earliest ways humans seized the power of wind – people were using them to move boats across the sea even before the Middle Ages. “Regatta H2O: Familiar Form, Chameleon Infrastructure” is the winner of a site-specific environmental competition called the Land Art Generator Initiative . View full post on Wind […]

BOEM advances California offshore wind leasing

U.S. ocean energy managers are moving closer to leasing sites in federal waters offshore California for wind energy development. Acting in response to a lease area requested by Trident Winds, LLC, this month the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued a Request for Interest in that area to evaluate whether any other developer is interested […]

Last California plant to close as nuclear power struggles

California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement. View full post on Wind Power News

Eyewitness: California

Photographs from the Eyewitness series Continue reading… View full post on Wind power | The Guardian

California floating offshore wind project proposed

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is moving toward the prospect of leasing sites for commercial wind energy development in federal waters offshore California. A January 2016 request by Trident Winds, LLC for a lease will now trigger further steps in BOEM’s leasing process. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore Wind Turbines Coming to California

Despite offshore wind farms around the world serving as Osterizers for seabirds and sonar jamming devices for marine mammals, an out-of-state company with no experience is proposing to install 100 floating turbines, each up to 636 feet tall, offshore from the Hearst Castle in California. There are currently some 160 offshore wind farms either in […]

California federal judge rules against ‘eagle taking’ rule

A federal judge in Northern California has ruled against a Department of Interior rule giving wind energy and other companies a 30-year pass to kill bald and golden eagles. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled on Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to follow environmental procedural requirements in making the rule in […]

California Governor Brown signs climate change trade agreement with Japan

California’s Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed an agreement yesterday with Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, that will result in increased cooperation between the two governments on areas such as climate change , renewable energy, zero-emission vehicles, high-speed rail , and water issues. As a result of the agreement, Japan and California […]