Hey SoCal notes Dagher presentation at California Climate Emergency and Energy Security Summit

Hey SoCal noted that Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), presented at the California Climate Emergency and Energy Security Summit, hosted by the California Energy Commission in Sacramento, about floating wind turbines. Dagher said that California needs a statewide plan to facilitate offshore wind while protecting the environment, local communities, the fisheries, and Indigenous communities. “I think the U.S. has an opportunity to lead in the floating space. I think what we need to do is work together. We need to work together on permitting. Permitting slows things down more than anything else,” Dagher said. MSN shared the Hey SoCal report.