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Addis Delivers Address on Offshore Wind Energy

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SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) delivered an address at the 2024 Pacific Offshore Wind Summit this week, joining a diverse coalition of stakeholders including state and federal leaders and renewable energy experts.

"As state legislators in California, it's our duty to act boldly on climate change for the sake of our communities," said Addis. "It's clear that offshore wind will be a critical piece of our transition to a clean energy future. Therefore it's important for development to be founded on science and to engage local communities, tribal nations and labor. We must work to dispel myths and incorporate local feedback and concerns into development plans so that we can go big together."

As Chair of the Select Committee of Offshore Wind, Addis has prioritized transparency, equity, and informed decision-making in California's offshore wind development. To date, her authored legislation includes AB 80, which seeks to establish scientific monitoring within the Ocean Protection Council to ensure a science-based approach to offshore wind development, and AB 2537, which creates a community capacity-building fund to empower tribes and local communities to participate in offshore wind planning and discussions.

AB 80 is pending legislative action in the Senate Appropriations Committee. AB 2537 passed Assembly Appropriations Committee today and now moves to the Assembly Floor for a vote.

Asm. Addis onstage standing beside podium

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

CONTACT: Julie Cravotto, (916) 319-2030