Oregon Introduces Bill to Develop Floating Offshore Wind

A bill recently introduced in the Oregon Legislative Assembly calls for the development of 3 gigawatts of commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy within federal waters off Oregon’s coast by 2030. In addition, the bill aims to establish a task force on floating offshore wind energy. The proposed task force would be responsible for developing and submitting a strategic plan before September 16, 2022. The proposed legislation says a federal leasing process led by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is currently underway to determine the development potential for floating wind energy off the coasts of Oregon and California.

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