A growing body of research shows that California offshore wind could generate as much as 21 gigawatts (GW) of power - roughly equivalent to about 85 percent of the state’s projected growth in overall renewables capacity by 2030 and 12 percent of its cumulative, projectet renewables growth by 2045. What’s more, offshore wind would not compete with variable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic but would complement them, helping balance their daily swings in generation to provide reliable power for the grid.
The Clean Water Act, adopted in 1972, set the goal of making all of our waterways safe for swimming. Nearly a half-century later, Americans visiting their favorite beach are still met all too often by advisories warning that the water is unsafe for swimming. And each year, millions of Americans are sickened by swimming in contaminated water.
In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.
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