Despite massive potential, Calif. is lagging behind in offshore wind

07/14/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Despite a reputation as a clean-energy pioneer and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, California is lagging behind Maine and countries such as China and Scotland in developing offshore wind resources, writes David Helvarg, executive director of conservation group Blue Frontier. To catch up, California could begin by designating certain areas along its coast as research and development zones for offshore wind technologies, Helvarg writes.

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