Floating Offshore Wind Farm Proposed for Central Coast California

One of the world's leading offshore wind farm operators is making its entry in the North American wind market with a proposal to develop one of the the U.S. West Coast's first offshore wind projects off the central coast of California. German renewable energy company EnBW says it has formed a joint venture with Seattle-based 'floating' offshore wind specialist Trident Winds … [Read more...]

U.S. Judge Blocks Oakland Ban on Coal Export Terminal

By Joe Ryan (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge struck down a local ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal though an Oakland, California, export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets. The ban enacted by the city in 2014 violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said Tuesday in a 37-page ruling. As demand for coal … [Read more...]

California Move Meant to Challenge Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 7 (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters. California's plan to deny pipeline permits for transporting oil from new … [Read more...]

WATCH Lessons In Leadership From A Ship Cook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dT9-fThvkI   "You keep standing, no matter what, no matter how heavy the seas, no matter how deep the water. You keep standing." Watch Dr. Rick Rigsby - an award-winning journalist, author and son of a ship's cook - share the wisdom he learned from the wisest sailor he ever met with the 2017 graduates of … [Read more...]