Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--North Bend

September 28, 2022 - 6:00 PM
North Bend Public Library
1800 Sherman Ave
North Bend, OR
Rogue Climate

The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock
The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m., Rogue Climate is hosting a discussion at the North Bend Public Library (1800 Sherman Ave in North Bend) to help identify and advocate for priorities throughout the process as the community faces the possible development of offshore wind energy turbines. 

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has targeted Oregon’s southern coastal region as a possible location for floating offshore wind development due to its high winds and potential to generate renewable energy. There are two “call areas” off the south coast where BOEM intends to offer leases for wind energy development, and a strong likelihood that this would lead to major industrial infrastructure in the Coos Bay estuary. Oregon Shores is collaborating with many allies, including Rogue Climate, to call on BOEM to slow down the process and conduct a comprehensive environmental analysis for all proposed offshore wind energy projects on the West Coast.

Anyone is welcome to come to this free event. For more information and to register, go here.

To learn about offshore wind energy plans in Oregon, see this article.