A new study out today analyzes how offshore wind energy could help the U.S. meet its renewable energy and sustainability goals. It comes as a floating offshore wind farm is planned for the coast off of Morro Bay.

The study was written by researchers from UC Berkeley, Energy Innovation and GridLab. It found offshore wind could provide 10-25 percent of the country’s total electricity generation by 2050, and potentially employ nearly 400,000 workers.

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