Cal Matters speaks to Dagher about offshore wind

In an article about the first-ever auction of offshore wind leases in California, Cal Matters spoke to Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “There’s a lot of opportunities, but there’s also some challenges. California has deeper waters than any other areas with these floating turbines so far in the world. How do you protect the environment, protect local stakeholders, protect the fisheries, protect indigenous communities, while also speeding up permitting so we make a difference with global climate change?” Dagher said. LAist, Press Democrat, Lookout Santa Cruz, North Coast Journal, Lost Coast Outpost, North Bay Business Journal, Piedmont Exedra, Jefferson Public Radio, San Francisco Standard, KCBX-FM (San Luis Obispo, California), KFMB-TV (San Diego, California) and KXTV-TV (Sacramento, California) shared the Cal Matters report. EcoWatch and the North Coast Journal cited the Cal Matters report.