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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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  • May 27, 2021

California already has one of the most robust solar sectors in the U.S. Strengthening its wind portfolio will undoubtedly reinforce it's renewable portfolio and enhance the state's grid resiliency. The only thing that may get testy, especially on the Central Coast, is the marine protections throughout the area. 

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Bob Meinetz on May 27, 2021

"The only thing that may get testy, especially on the Central Coast, is the marine protections throughout the area."

Wind advocates have a remarkable ability to dismiss the severe environmental impacts of building huge propellers in the sky.

For example: we're told by Trident Winds, proposed developer of the Moro Bay Wind Project, that after California Gray Whales crash into the thick cables suspended in the middle of their migration route a few times, the ones that survive will learn to avoid them (even though whales can't see forward).

Uncanny, how that excuse parallels the one for their machinery killing 500,000 raptors every year on land. Golden eagles, we were told by wind developers, would learn to avoid the massive whirling blades in the middle of their migration routes. They were wrong.

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