On Tuesday, the federal government unveiled its offshore wind plan for California. The move could provide a major source of renewable energy while significantly cutting down on harmful emissions.
The plan for California is part of a larger effort to battle climate change by moving the country's energy sources away from oil, gas and coal and replacing it with cleaner energy like solar and wind energy.
The effort is already underway on the East Coast with wind farms planned off the Coasts of New York and New Jersey. In California, wind developers have expressed interest in building along the Central Coast and Humboldt Bay.
However, the California Coast poses a unique challenge. The Pacific Ocean is so deep that floating turbines would have to be used requiring they be tethered by cables to the ocean floor.
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