A Golden Future with Offshore Wind California

June 29, 2021

Offshore wind is energizing America

On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham continue their coverage of the offshore wind energy boom occurring around the American Shoreline, this time focusing on the exciting plans already in the works to bring offshore wind to the Golden State. Joining the show is the Executive Director of Offshore Wind California, Adam Stern, a California-based environmental and climate leader with more than 25 years of experience in nonprofits, business, and government. Prior to joining Offshore Wind California, he was executive director of Acterra, a San Francisco Bay Area climate advocacy organization. Get to know Adam and his organization as we discuss the importance of offshore wind in CA, federal and state management and policy strategies, and what future offshore wind development means for the California shoreline. Only on ASPN!

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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.