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  • 26 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Board of the California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) recently awarded $3.8 million for 12 projects in the Conservancy’s Climate Ready grant program, which supports projects to increase the resilience of coastal resources and communities to the impacts of climate change. These grants were part of a total of nearly $18.5 million in 19 grants […]

  • 9 August 2011

    The giant crashing waves that make for scenic photo ops on California’s coastline have also long enticed tech developers to try to… By Ucilia Wang (gigaom) [mappress] Source: gigaom, August 09, 2011

  • 14 September 2015

    Last Friday, the California Assembly passed a bill to increase the state’s renewable portfolio goal to 50% by 2030. The American wind energy industry hailed California’s intention to get half its electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years as it steps up its efforts to fight climate change, saying wind can help get the job done […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the state of California’s Department of Water Resources are promoting California Flood Preparedness Week, October 20-25, by releasing two video products to improve Californians’ awareness and preparedness for flooding.       Here are regionally tailored links to ‘Where Flood Waters Flow’ videos: Northern/Central California video […]

  • 11 September 2018

    Governor of California has signed two pieces of legislation to block new offshore oil drilling along California’s coast.

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Containerized cargo handling at California’s Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner.

  • 31 July 2019
    Research & Development

    The Schatz Energy Research Center is carrying out a study on the wind resource and transmission constraints related to offshore wind in California. The research is part of three complementary studies that the U.S. center is conducting to assess offshore wind feasibility for the northern California coast. It is being funded by a USD 150,000 grant […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Assembly Natural Resources Committee has approved Mark Stone bill aimed to protect California’s coast in the face of sea-level rise, intense weather events, and other impacts of a changing climate. According to Stone, the Assembly Bill 1129 guards coastal access and coastal resources by promoting natural alternatives to seawalls and other defense structures. He added that while coastal […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Research & Development

    With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]

  • 4 October 2011

    Public officials and maritime industry leaders joined together at the Port of Oakland to call on Congress to release funds collected from California’s port customers to improve maritime infrastructure, create jobs and preserve California’s role as an international trade leader. “California’s future as a global leader depends on much needed job creation and economic growth. […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Research & Development

    The Schatz Energy Research Center is carrying out a study on the wind resource and transmission constraints related to offshore wind in California. The research is part of three complementary studies that the U.S. center is conducting to assess offshore wind feasibility for the northern California coast. It is being funded by a USD 150,000 grant […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development

    Commissioned by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which received expressions of interest for wave and wind energy projects offshore central and southern California, the U.S. Geological Survey is surveying these areas under a four-year, $2 million study.

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Stanford Law School has released the California Coastal Armoring Report, named Managing Coastal Armoring and Climate Change Adaptation in the 21st Century. In response to erosion and storm events, Californians have built seawalls, revetments, and other “coastal armoring” structures along significant portions of California’s coast, this report stated. Coastal armoring now occupies more than 110 miles, or […]

  • 4 April 2012

    A coalition including environmental organizations, fishermen and the Karuk tribe filed a lawsuit Monday to block newly approved regulations for controversial suction dredge mining. The program would increase river mining and pollution in California’s waterways once a current moratorium on the practice expires in 2016; coalition members are concerned about the health of California rivers […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      Public officials and maritime industry leaders joined together at the Port of Oakland to call on Congress to release funds collected from California’s port customers to improve maritime infrastructure, create jobs and preserve California’s role as an international trade leader. “California’s future as a global leader depends on much needed job creation and economic […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The construction of floating offshore wind farms in California over the near- to long-term could contribute to economic development in the US West Coast state, especially if significant portions of equipment and services were procured locally, according to a report by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The report, Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross […]

  • 13 April 2017

    Today, 13 April, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will join the State of California in sharing information on current planning activities for possible wind development off the state’s coast during a public meeting in San Luis Obispo.

  • 13 April 2017

    Today, 13 April, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will join the State of California in sharing information on current planning activities for possible wind development off the state’s coast during a public meeting in San Luis Obispo.

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities & Government

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will initiate planning with the State of California to establish an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to examine opportunities for offshore renewable energy development along the Golden State.  California Governor Jerry Brown requested formation of the task force in a May 12 letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. “In […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge ruled yesterday against an attempt by the mining community to start suction dredge mining in California waterways this summer. Suction dredge miners had asked the court to prevent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from enforcing the current moratorium on the destructive practice, which has been in place […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Navy took delivery of PCU California (SSN 781) from Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII–NNS), Aug. 7, more than eight months earlier than the scheduled contract delivery date. “The quality and professionalism of our Navy/shipbuilding team is evident in California’s outstanding performance during its recent sea trials and early delivery,” said Program […]

  • 15 April 2016

    For the next two years, vessels operating in regulated California waters will continue to be subject to two separate sets of vessel air emission regulations, the California OGV Fuel Regulation and ECA Regulation, marine insurer Gard informs. The decision follows California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) regulatory review that found that although both regulations currently specify the […]